June 4, 2008

Bonsu's star rising high

Back in March, PurpleMenace.Com caught up with Nate Bonsu (6-2, 270) to see what kind of interest the big d-tackle was stirring up. At the time, the dominating defender from Allen High School in Allen,TX had two offers in hand, one from TCU and one from Tulsa. Fast forward to the beginning of June and things have changed quite a bit.

"The recruiting process is going really well right now actually. I'm up to 14 offers now and it's been really crazy the way it's picked up" said Bonsu.

Over the last month and a half, Bonsu has seen his offer list surge to 14 with interest from programs throughout the country. His list now includes offers from the likes of TCU, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Arizona, Colorado, BYU, Iowa St., Kansas, Washington St., Southern Miss, UNLV, Utah, Tulsa and Louisiana Tech. With so many offers to sift through, what is Bonsu's game plan?

"Right now it's almost overwhelming" said the big lineman. "I would like to narrow it down to like 5 schools or so here pretty soon so that I can focus on the ones that I have the most interest in."

With so many offers in hand and surely more to come, is a top 5 close to coming to fruition?

"I would like to narrow it down here in a month or so, that would make it a lot easier" said Bonsu. "It's exciting but it's hard."

After visiting TCU during spring break, Bonsu mentioned that he was impressed with the coaching staff and also the facilities. So does TCU still peek his interest and have the Frogs been in touch with the dynamic defender?

"Oh, yes sir. I talk to the coaches all the time. TCU is up there, I don't have any favorites right now but TCU is definitely up there and I do have an interest in them."

With the attacking style of defense that the Horned Frogs play, it makes perfect sense that a defender with the skill set that Bonsu possesses would fit perfectly into Coach Gary Patterson's scheme. With a defense that prides itself on flying to the ball carrier, speed is of the essence. Bonsu brings just that to the table, so much so that he will line up at defensive end for his Allen Eagles. The speed and power that the big man brings off the edge is enough to strike fear in to opposing offensive coordinators. That type of athleticism is just the formula that Coach Patterson likes to deploy all along the defensive side of the football.

Will Bonsu decide in favor of the Frogs? Only time will tell. Wherever he ends up, that team's defensive coaches will be licking their chops contemplating how to best unleash their new defender. Stay tuned to PurpleMenace.Com to see where this talented young man ends up.

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