JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Running backs are at a premium in college football and the state of Florida always seems to have plenty. One of the top running backs for the class of 2007 is Jacksonville (Fla.) Andrew Jackson speedster Troy Pollard.
"I'm a real shifty running back, I can make anybody miss," Pollard said. "I'm still more like a power back though, I have real strong legs and I keep them churning until I am on the ground or in the endzone. I'm kind of like Barry Sanders, I can catch, run between the tackles, I can do it all."
The 5-foot-8, 185-pound Pollard runs the 40-yard dash in approximately 4.5 seconds. He plays for the same school that produced current Florida State running back Leon Washington just a few years ago.
"I consider myself more of a speed guy," Pollard said. "I need to work on my blocking some though, the truly successful backs can always block real well and I need to work on that. I got a lot of carries last year even though I backed up Ranier Rackley, this year I am looking forward to being the man."
Pollard's teammate Jamal Harvey has several impressive scholarship offers and is currently going through the recruiting process, Pollard knows that he will be able to take some things from his teammate.
"I am really watching how Jamal handles all this," Pollard said. "I know that I'm going to have to go through it and I want him to show me the ropes. I'm not really hearing from any schools yet, but I grew up a big Florida fan because of Fred Taylor, so I hope to hear a lot from them."