The 6-foot-3, 200-pounder is from Jacksonville, Florida, which is a place all too familiar with his primary recruiter and Michigan linebackers coach George Helow, who also hails from the area.
Helow was the one to extend the scholarship offer to Pollard when he was an unranked prospect back in January. In fact, when he offered Pollard, he was still the safeties coach at Michigan. But then Ron Bellamy took over that group, Helow switched to linebackers and immediately reached out to Pollard to give him the news.
“It’s amazing because we have a great relationship and him moving to my position group is even better,” Pollard told The Michigan Insider’s Brice Marich back in February ($). “I was the first person he called to tell the good news.”
That solid relationship helped get him on an official visit to Michigan, which he took the weekend of June 4. He took subsequent official visits to Auburn on June 18 and Indiana on June 25. He also took a trip to UCF in mid-June.
With this commitment, Michigan now has 16 members in its 2022 class, led by in-state five-star cornerback Will Johnson. Pollard joins three-star Kevonte Henry and the second type of edge-rushing linebacker the Wolverines have in their class.
As a junior in 2020, Pollard compiled 67 tackles, 25 tackles for loss, 12 sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one interception and one defensive touchdown, according to his Hudl film.
Pollard is the No. 56 linebacker and No,. 550 overall player on 247Sports’ composite rankings. Check out some of his junior year film below.