Player Primer: Joseph Bonds
Caught up with De La Salle’s 2018 LB/ATH Joseph Bonds. We talked what schools he’s been in touch with the most, his personal goals for this season and his underrated teammates.
You can find Joseph on Twitter @Top_Prospect13.
De La Salle
Wt: 210 lbs
Commitment status: Undecided
LPI: What were the most important things you did this offseason and are now doing in practice so you can improve this season?
JB: I’ve have been working with my defensive coordinator more on footwork coming out the linebacker position, shedding first and second level blocks, route running, cuts and moves at the running back position.
LPI: You don’t have any offers at the moment, but I can see that changing soon. What are your greatest strengths or why should a school offer you?
JB: I can play many positions on both sides of the ball. You can’t lock me in at one position because I can play so many different ones. I am very coachable also I take constructive criticism very well. I can bring much to the table.
LPI: Offer or not, which schools have you kept in contact with the most?
JB: I have kept in contact with Central Michigan, and Michigan State the most but I have been hearing a lot from the University of Missouri, and Illinois as well.
LPI: Where have you visited most recently and do you have any visits coming up?
JB: The last place I’ve visited was Illinois and I will be visiting Central Michigan, Michigan State, and Purdue soon.
LPI: What’re your personal goals for this season?
JB: My personal goals are to get better as an athlete and lead my team to the state championship. After that my goal is to start receiving offers from colleges.
LPI: You guys are doing well so far this year at 4-0 scoring an average of 40 points per game while giving up an average of 10 points per game on defense. What have you guys been doing so you can get back to the playoffs?
JB: With the coaching at our school we have been prepared very well. We take defense very seriously. This is because if our offense scores 40 points but our defense gives up 41 points we still lose. So it goes hand and hand. We are being prepared defensively very well and offensively also.
LPI: The Meteors have guys like Eric Rooks, Nick Boehm, Wynston Russell, Byron Perkins, and Ryan James as you may know are very talented and great players that you would like to receive more college looks going forward. Who are some of your other teammates that you believe have a chance to play at the next level, but may be getting overlooked by college coaches?
Justin Garner: A good route runner with good hands.
Frank Ramundo: Another great route runner with great hands and great speed.
Ebrima Njie: A monster on the line! He doesn’t lose many one on one battles and has great technique on the offense and defensive side he is a great leader. Very Underrated!
Dorian Woods: Quarterback who has a strong arm, can read, and is a very powerful runner who will lower his shoulder if need be.
Tyresse King: Gets off the ball quick, can shed a block, and get to the quarterback.
Devin Michicich: Powerful FB/RB never goes down on first contact usually takes about 4 to 5 people to bring him down. Great lead blocker you can expect to get at least 20 yards with him lead blocking.
Anthony Woods: Corner with Great Coverage, ball hawk, very underrated player who can stick anyone who comes to his side.