QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -- Malik Bondon has yet to play a down as a Quincy High football player but he's certainly caught the eye of teammate Malique Robbins.
"It's great to have someone on the other side of the ball knowing that I can just go, and then watch him do his thing," Robbins said.
"Then I come back out on the other side and do my job. He's a great player and a great athlete, and I'm ready to watch him play."
Bondon is a highly skilled linebacker and tight end who transferred to QHS from Wisconsin, and he's eager to showcase his talents at Flinn Stadium.
"It's going to be a challenge but I'm up to face any challenge," Bondon indicated.
"The team here is really great. I'm learning to play with the new guys, new system, and new offense and defense. It's all new but I'm willing to change and help out the team."
Both Bondon and Robbins have Division I dreams and the recruiting process has only just begun.
The Blue Devils dynamic duo claim the goal is for Friday night success this fall with the hope of playing on Saturday's at the next level.
"Wherever I fit in, I just want to play the game," Robbins said of his future whereabouts'.
"The game of football is really where I fall back to, (the field) is somewhere I can show who I really am."
QHS head coach Rick Little can't say enough about both players.
"Great players and great young man," Little said.
"My job, from a sales stand point, isn't really difficult because of the quality of individuals that they are."
The summer circuit has included trips to Iowa, Western Illinois, and Illinois State, only Bondon has one standing offer though (North Dakota).
But the interest will almost certainly pile up as the season progresses.
"I definitely think they're both worthy of Division I type offers," Little noted.
"When it all shakes down I think that's where they'll be."
Together, the two say the sky is the limit.
"He does his thing and I do my thing," Robbins said. "Hopefully putting those two together we'll help each other out and get the job done."
According to Bondon, "The schools that I've been recruited by will get him on their radar, and then the schools he's getting recruited by will get me on their radar. It just works hand in hand."
Both players are getting plenty of intent from FCS programs like Western Illinois and Illinois State, but say they're in no rush to make a decision.
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