Kiel Pollard’s decision ultimately came down to two schools — UCF and Arkansas.
What worked in the Razorbacks’ favor? The 3-star receiver admitted to the AJC’s SECCountry.com that his official visit to Arkansas on Sept. 19 sealed his decision.
“Being around some of the players, they made me feel like I was at home,” Pollard told the AJC’s SECCountry.com. “I fell in love with the coaching staff, facilities and everything about Arkansas.”
The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder from Colquitt County High School (Ga.), who reported 15 offers, is commitment No. 15 for the Razorbacks in next year’s class and the third receiver overall.
Pollard says the Razorbacks are a perfect fit for him schematically, and the coaching staff envisions using him in multiple ways.
“The coaches say I’m a guy they can use anywhere as a receiver,” Pollard said. “I can play in the backfield or play in the Wildcat a little bit. Just move me around a little bit.”
His former teammate at Colquitt County, T.J. Smith, is also a defensive tackle at Arkansas. He admits that Smith’s influence was one of the main reasons why he committed to the Razorbacks.
Pollard is rated as the No. 86 player in Georgia.