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Alabama wide receiver Isaiah Bond preparing to explode in spring ball

Alabama WR Isaiah Bond (#17) with a touchdown catch in first half of Allstate Sugar Bowl against Kansas State.
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Alabama did not start using him more until late in the 2022 season, but does it have another Jaylen Waddle on its hands?

Isaiah Bond enters his sophomore year ready to make a massive name for himself.

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As a former four-star from Buford, Ga., he displayed electric skills in football and track at Buford High School. The 5-foot-11, 175-pounder did not enroll early last year; however, he did impress in summer workouts and fall camp. Crimson Tide fans saw his ability to stretch the field vertically against Arkansas as he led Alabama with 76 receiving yards on two catches. Bond grabbed a 53-yard pass from Bryce Young that could have gone for a touchdown if he maintained his balance. He got his first career touchdown versus Kansas State in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Bond hauled in a 6-yard pass from Young for the score.

His first season ended with 17 catches for 220 yards and a touchdown. Bond is putting in work this offseason to assure himself of becoming the next breakout playmaker. He shared a video to TikTok of him making an impressive one-handed touchdown catch from Jalen Milroe at the indoor facility. Bond showed the leaping ability that resembled Waddle from the 2019 Iron Bowl performance against Auburn. He and Waddle have the same body structure as slot receivers who can play in the air.

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Spring practice is going to be exciting with Bond in action.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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