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Pollard still high on USC

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CJ Pollard is focused on a big junior season. It can only help his Gardena (Calif.) Serra team and his own recruitment.
The 2016 four-star defensive back has already landed offers from Utah, Wisconsin and San Jose State but Pollard has made it no secret if USC offered him the Trojans would be tough to beat.
His father, Marvin, played for USC and the four-star has already seen the team so many times he's trying to pick up things about the defense there.
"Fall camp has been a success," Pollard said. "We've been getting in shape and we've been getting better as a team. Every play, every rep we've been getting better.
"I've been over (to USC) three times. I've been over there so much now it's more like where I'm trying to learn the defense. It's not where I'm trying to feel out the system.
"I'm actually trying to start learning what they're doing now. If that's where I end up going that's something I can get a head start on since I have high interest in them."
USC along with Arizona State and Washington State are showing interest but all those coaching staffs have told Pollard they'd like to see him in some games this season before considering an offer.
Pollard has talked multiple times with USC defensive backs coach Keith Heyward so the four-star definitely knows where he stands with the Trojans. He likes his position at this point in his recruitment.
"Keith Heyward is a great coach," Pollard said. "He knows a lot. He's been all over the place and he's close to a lot of great dudes that he sent to the league. To play under him I see nothing but positives out of it.
"Arizona State and Washington State also said they want to see my first two games how I tackle and see my numbers and there could be an offer coming."
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