He’s a four-star cornerback out of Ravenwood High School in Brentwood, Tenn. Standing in at 6-foot-2, 180 pounds, Pollard is the state’s 14th-ranked prospect and No. 24 nationally at cornerback.
“Coach Pruitt texted me and said that I had an offer,” Pollard recounted. “We then talked on the phone for a little bit. He said he’s known about me for a while and has been evaluating my film.
“He wants me to join this talented class in Tennessee this year.”
Prior to the offer, Tennessee hadn’t been in major contact with the prospect. The whole coaching staff followed him on social media, however, so Pollard had a feeling he was being vetted.
“He’s been recruiting very well and he’s trying to get the program back on the right path,” Pollard said of Pruitt. “We are just beginning the relationship-building process, but he is recruiting a lot of my friends. They have all said great things about him and that he really wants this class to be special.”
The friends being referred to are some of Pollard’s teammates on the 7-on-7 Tennessee Select team, coached by Shawn Banks. They consist of highly-touted Vol prospects such as
“They have a lot of young players who can play,” the cornerback said of the Vols. “As they continue to develop, it will only get better. In the future, they got something there.”
The total offer count sits at 24 right now for the Brentwood, Tenn. native – with Virginia Tech, Alabama, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Penn State showing the most interest. Washington, who has yet to offer, is very much in play as well.
Pollard noted around eight of the programs are in the running and he hopes to release a top-seven or eight in early February.
The Vols will ‘probably’ make the cut, according to the prospect.