Boilers Host Physical Illinois Back

Boilers Host Physical Illinois Back

Maroa-Forsyth (Ill.) junior RB Jordan Bond had a big junior season and one school that has noticed is Purdue, who had the physical, 6'0, 195-lb back up for their spring game on Saturday.

Last season was a thrilling one for Jordan Bond. He lead Maroa-Forsyth to a state title rushing for 1,255 yards and 23 touchdowns in the process and erasing the memory of some early season struggles.

"I was hurt my sophomore year and then I transferred to Maroa. The first few games were kind of shaky, then we lost to Tolono by one point. The rest of year we had our minds set on state and knew what had to do and everything fell together. I had a big game in the semi-final game."

With his production, size (6'0, 195-lbs) and ability he shows on his junior film, Bond is hoping more schools take notice, but is still fighting the perception of being in a "small pond." That has not stopped the mail from coming in thus far though.

"I've gotten letters from colleges letting me know about their school and football facilities. I'm going to Notre Dame camp in June, a four-day camp, and then going back to Purdue camp in June and Minnesota camp in July."

Bond visited West Lafayette for the Boilers' spring game last weekend.

"The campus was nice and big and the facilities were amazing," he said. " The team looked pretty good this year. I think they're going to be pretty strong, maybe have a shot at a Big Ten title. I saw the running backs mostly, and #1 on the black squad (Akeem Hunt) stood out."

Bond reports a 4.5 in the forty yard-dash, 305 bench and 455 squat. He says he may also camp at Iowa.

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