Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines have acquired the commitment of yet another one of their top targets in 2022, as three-star cornerback Myles Pollard just announced his decision to join the Maize and Blue’s class.
Pollard hails from Brentwood, Tennessee and plays high school football at Ravenwood, the former home of current Michigan linebacker Junior Colson. The 6-foot-2, 185-pounder was originally offered by former Michigan cornerbacks coach and current Buffalo head coach Maurice Linguist back on Jan. 28. When Linguist departed Michigan, it was up to Steve Clinkscale to pick up where Linguist left off in this recruitment.
Luckily for Michigan, Clinkscale and Pollard already had a preexisting relationship from when Clinkscale was at Kentucky. Pollard was one of the top targets at his position for the Wildcats, so their bond only continued to grow when Clinkscale got to Ann Arbor.
Back when Clinkscale was first hired at Michigan, Pollard told Maize n Brew it was “huge,” and it definitely ended up being huge for the Wolverines at the end of the day.
Pollard officially visited Michigan back on June 11, with subsequent official visits to his two other finalists in his recruitment, Oklahoma and Auburn. He also took unofficial visits to Florida and Tennessee after his visit to Ann Arbor, so the Wolverines were able to beat out some very good programs even without having one of the most recent visits.
The Wolverines are now up to three defensive backs in its 2022 class with Johnson, Pollard and four-star Kody Jones. But they won’t stop there, as they still have a few defensive back targets left on the board. Three-star cornerback Jahlil Florence recently named Michigan as a top three finalist in his recruitment. Other uncommitted targets include five-star safety Keon Sabb, in-state four star safety Dillon Tatum, four-star safety D’Arco Perkins-McAllister and three-star safety Ja’Kobi Albert, among others.
Pollard is the No. 16 player in the state of Tennessee, No. 39 cornerback and No. 432 overall player in the 2022 class on the 247Sports composite. With this commitment, the Wolverines hold steady with the No. 10 class in the country.
You can watch some of his junior season highlights in the video below.