First offer in for Bonds

Allen (Texas) High School continues to produce prospect after prospect every year and the class of 2012 is no exception. Recently, defensive tackle Byron Bonds became the latest Eagle to receive an FBS scholarship offer.
"I got my first offer from Arkansas State," the 6-foot-2, 280-pound Bonds said. "They offered me last week I think. They also offered my teammate Brad North at the same time.
"I was really grateful. It was kind of a surprise when my coach told me about it. Then we gave their coach a call and he told me I was offered."

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Bonds has never been to the Arkansas State campus but that will change very soon.
"I'm actually going to visit there [Friday]," he said. "Brad and I are both going out there together. I really just want to see how the campus is and how everything works with their football program."
As far as other programs recruiting him, Bonds says the interest is just starting to pick up.
"I'm hearing a little bit from some other schools," he said. "I get letters from Iowa State every once in a while and I talk to a few other schools but not too many right now."
Bonds actually has strong family ties to a local program and would love to receive an offer from that school.
"My dad and my uncle actually played at SMU," he said. "My dad Byron Bonds and my uncle Brandon Bonds both played there. I haven't heard from them though.
"I grew up watching SMU. I've always had a huge interest in them. What they've done for my dad and my uncle has always made them an amazing school to me."