Arlington (Texas) Martin cornerback Ryan Pollard has received quite a few offers to continue his football career at the next level. Programs such as Marshall, New Mexico and Wyoming had been courting the Lone Star State standout.
This weekend, though, the 5-foot-9, 165-pound defender decided to end the recruiting process by making a commitment during an official visit.
"I committed to the Air Force Academy late last night," Pollard said on Sunday evening. "I was on my official visit there."
Pollard was able to make his intentions known to head coach Troy Calhoun personally.
"I went and talked to coach Calhoun after the team dinner," he said. "I told him I wanted to commit. He was really excited. He knew that I was always one of his guys from the beginning."
In addition to his bound with the coaches, Pollard had several other reasons for wanting to become a Falcon.
"I figured that with all the opportunities and all the things that are offered in the future that I would be pretty much selling myself short not to go there," he said. "I want to play for the No. 2 secondary in the nation and go to the No. 2 school in the nation."
Though he has remained in contact with several other schools since the season ended, Pollard says he is firmly committed to Air Force.
"I had been scheduled to go one other visits but once I got there I just knew it was the place for me," he said. "I'm not going to visit anywhere else anymore."