Defensive lineman Jamil Pollard of Westville (N.J.) West Deptford took a visit to Rutgers this weekend to attend their junior day, and came away impressed. Several other programs are also showing serious interest in the big South Jersey lineman.
"Recruiting is good," said Pollard. "I have to wait till my SAT's come in to get an offer."
Rutgers, Penn State and Notre Dame have been showing the most current interest, and Cincinnati stopped by recently during a wrestling practice.
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"When Phil Galiano from Rutgers came to my school he told me he was waiting on my SAT's and that he wanted to recruit me," said Pollard. "Penn State came the day Cincinnati came and he told me that Penn State is a little slow with the recruiting, but after they finish up with 2011 that he would be by more often to talk to me."
This weekend, Pollard made it over to Rutgers to attend their junior day.
"It was fun," said Pollard. "I saw some stuff that I already saw because I've been up there so many times, but I got more in-depth information about the stuff I already knew about."
Pollard, 6-foot-5 and 280 pounds, discussed some of his future plans.
"I was supposed to go to Georgia's junior day, but it's too far," said Pollard. "I'm also missing the Elite Lineman Challenge because I have an all-state dinner on Sunday, but I'm attending the Rivals Showcase."
The NUC/Rivals Five-Star Showcase, which is scheduled for March 12th in New Jersey, will give Pollard an opportunity to showcase his abilities.
"I just want to go to get better and learn from even better athletes," said Pollard. "Of course I'm also going to compete, but I much rather better myself as an athlete than to prove I'm better than someone else."
Finally, Pollard gave a few of his personal goals for the off-season.
"To get stronger and to improve my fitness," said Pollard. "I also want to help lead my team to the playoffs, and to just become a better athlete."