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Isaiah Bond training with a former NFL wide receiver to prepare for sophomore year

Alabama WR Isaiah Bond (#17) with a touchdown catch in first half of Allstate Sugar Bowl against Kansas State.
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Alabama football has several players putting in work this offseason to be ready for the fall.

Isaiah Bond, a sophomore, is preparing to captivate everyone’s attention.

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The native Georgian had a good freshman campaign with 17 receptions for 220 yards and a touchdown. His first career score came on a 6-yard catch from Bryce Young versus Kansas State in the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, La. Bond, a former four-star in the 2022 signing class, can burn defensive backs as a deep threat, vertical playmaker at the wide receiver position.

He was in South Florida training with Yo Murphy and a few Alabama teammates, including Jalen Milroe. Now, Bond is working with a former first-round NFL Draft pick. Tavon Austin, a University of West Virginia alum, was one of the best receivers in college football. He became a two-time 1,000+ yard receiver and an electric kick return specialist. Austin got selected at No. 8 overall in the 2013 draft. He played for six teams in ten years (2013-22), starting with the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams.

Austin had 2,239 career receiving yards, 1,361 career rushing yards, and 1,934 career kick return yards. He totaled 29 touchdowns during his playing tenure. As a free agent, Austin is training Bond to become the next superstar in college football.

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Alabama fans are excited to watch him in the fall.

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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 15 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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