Kiel Pollard is a 3-star receiver currently committed to Arkansas who will make his final decision between the Razorbacks and South Carolina on Sunday, per Sports Talk Radio’s Phil Kornblut.
Back to Pollard: The Colquitt County (Ga.) High School star had an incredible season on the gridiron, but enjoys being on the water even more.
“When I’m not playing football, I’m always fishing.” Pollard said. “I like to go fishing every chance that I get. There is no special spot or anything; we just go to different places around town.”
The 6-foot-1, 218-pound Pollard then recalled the best fishing day he ever had.
“When I was 13, I went fishing with my dad and caught about 10 or 11 fish in one trip. That was the most I’ve ever caught in one trip before. The best part of fishing is the moment you know you have a fish on the line. It’s better than scoring a touchdown.”
Arkansas fans are hoping Pollard can get that feeling back of scoring touchdowns as early as next year. The way Pollard played in 2015, they might not have to wait too long.
Here are four things to know about Pollard:
1. Decision on Sunday: Pollard will tweet his final decision on Sunday, he told Kornblut. “I really don’t know, I’ll let ya’ll know Sunday. I don’t know what will make the difference. I enjoyed the visits equally. Arkansas is saying to come into a program that runs a similar offense to what we run and prepare for the league (NFL). South Carolina is saying come in and start and play early.”
2. Played against a 5 star: When asked who the best player was that he played against in high school, Pollard brought up the name of current Alabama defensive back Marlon Humphrey. “He played at Hoover (Ala.) and when he was a senior, I played against him when I was a sophomore.” Why was Humphrey the best? “He’s just big, fast, and strong. I only went up against him 3 or 4 times during the game because they had someone my age covering me for most of the game. I didn’t have any catches against Marlon, but I had 7 catches for 86 yards on the other guy.”
3. Big senior season: Pollard had one of the best seasons of any wide receiver in the state in 2015, leading his Colquitt County team to their second straight state championship in Georgia’s largest classification. “I had about 80 catches for 1,165 yards and 30 total touchdowns.” Pollard said. “I had 18 receiving touchdowns and 12 rushing touchdowns.”
4. In good hands: “I would say my hands are probably the best part about my game. I catch the ball really well and I don’t drop passes” Pollard said. “I’m not the fastest guy. I run a 4.6 but I have great game speed. I just run a little faster during games and when the lights are on. I’m pretty strong too I think. I benched 325, squatted 470, and power cleaned 320 the last time I was in the weight room.”