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Mark Bonds

In a sport where red shirting young talent for their first year is the rule rather then the exception it is a rare treat to have true freshmen not only good enough to play right away, but good enough to make an impact on the team. Such is the case for Scooter McIntosh and Mark Bonds.

Mark Bonds, a freshman out of Indianapolis, was a highly recruited prospect last year gaining attention from schools such as Michigan and Purdue. Michigan and the other Big Ten schools eventually backed off due to concerns about his grades, but that was great news for Western Michigan. Bonds landed at WMU because, "it was the right fit for me. I liked the coaches and we run a one-back offense... Recommended Stories

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