Alabama followed up a big win on the football field in the state of Georgia with a big win on the recruiting trail in the Peach State. Four-star athlete
Isaiah Bond announced his commitment to the Crimson Tide on Tuesday evening, opting for Alabama over Florida and Georgia. The nation’s No. 2 athlete and No. 86 overall player in the country, per the industry-generated 247Sports Composite Rankings, is commitment No. 21 for
Nick Saban and company in the class.
“It’s really just a great program,” he said earlier this year. “There’s not too many other programs you can say are like Bama. It separates itself."
Bond, despite ranked as an athlete, projects a wide receiver in Tuscaloosa. UA originally recruited him as a cornerback in the spring before changing gears and pressing for him on offense. Bond had originally committed to Florida earlier this year, but never lost interest in the Tide, officially visiting the Capstone in the summer, as well as attending a couple of UA games this fall.
Credit safeties coach
Charles Kelly with the addition. He’s teetered atop the nation among college recruiters, adding commitments this cycle from guys like
Emmanuel Henderson , among others.
Here’s Bond’s scouting report, per 247Sports:
“Adequate size for his position. Possesses growth potential to add additional weight to frame. Displays good athleticism in all three phases of the game. Smooth strider. Shows the ability to accelerate to top-end speed quickly. Possesses excellent play speed before and after the catch. Exhibits good short-area quickness and change-of-direction ability. Will need to develop his route tree as a short-to-intermediate route-runner. Has the ability to consistently stretch the field vertically. Flashes some natural pass catching ability and ability to adjust. Excellent run-after-catch threat. Shows the ability to create for himself. More of a one-cut runner but has the wiggle to make the first defender miss. Plays fast in all three phases. Plays with a physicality and decisiveness on defense and special teams. Has a “football player” temperament with the physical traits to go with it. Dynamic speed player that can add value in multiple phases of the game. Has the ability to be highly utilized in the vertical and horizontal passing game. Possesses the speed and return ability to contribute immediately at the next level. Next part of his development will be becoming a dependable option in the middle of the field that can create after the catch. Projects to a high-level multi-year starter at the next level with the tools to garner early NFL Draft consideration.”
Stay tuned for more on Bond and his decision to roll with the Tide ...
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