Things have moved quickly for Kiel Pollard since Sunday.
About 72 hours ago, the three-star wide receiver committed to South Carolina and now, three days later, he has officially signed a letter of intent to play with the Gamecocks.
Here are five things to know about Pollard:
- Pollard was originally committed to Arkansas. He chose the Razorbacks over UCF back in September, citing a strong official visit that swayed him toward Bret Bielema’s program. In mid December, though, Pollard made it known he was feeling a little shaky about that commitment and spoke highly of South Carolina. On Sunday, he tweeted that he had flipped his commitment from Arkansas to Will Muschamp and the Gamecocks.
- Pollard comes from a decorated high school program. While at Colquitt County (Ga.) High School, his team won back-to-back state AAAAAA championships in 2014-15 and 2015-16. He told SEC Country earlier that he had 30 touchdowns during his senior season, 18 receiving and 12 rushing. According to the school’s website, Colquitt County was ranked the nation’s top program by High School Football America and Prep Force during his senior season.
- Statistically speaking, Pollard exploded during his senior year. According to Maxpreps, he had more touchdowns in his final year (18) than he did during his first three seasons combined (16). During his freshman year, he had just two. He more than tripled that his sophomore campaign with seven, and also had seven his junior year. All 13 of his career rushing touchdowns came this past season alone.
- He could have played at any Power 5 school. Pollard had 17 total offers that stretched across all five of the country’s major conferences, among others. The 6-foot-1, 220-pound receiver is the state of Georgia’s No. 36 prospect.
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