Smash And Crash

With the encouragement of family friend and former Razorback and current PGA golfer John Daly, Orlando (Fla.) Dr. Phillips sophomore linebacker Jonathan Pollock (6-0, 205, 4.6) made the trip to check out Arkansas last week.

It's not really Grip It and Rip It. It's more like Crash and Smash.

That's the philosophy of Orlando (Fla.) Dr. Phillips sophomore linebacker Jonathan Pollock (6-0, 205) who attended Arkansas' Elite Football Camp last weekend and already has four offers.

Pollack (6-0, 205, 4.6) has an Arkansas connection as his dad Alan is a good friend of PGA golfer and former Razorback John Daly and was the producer of Daly's golf show that aired on the Golf Channel.

"He's told us a lot of great things about Arkansas and we just wanted to come up and check it out," Pollock said. "He's right. This is a great place with great coaches."

Pollock already has offers from Mississippi State, North Carolina, Memphis and Akron – all based off tape from last season and going to camps this summer.

Pollock had around 30 tackles last year as a freshman while playing with the Dr. Phillips varsity.

"I started with the varsity, started on every special team except punt return and was second string linebacker," Pollock said.

He is currently a pledge to Mississippi State, but has a long way before signing day in 2016 and says that Arkansas will be right in the mix if they end up offering as well.

"I feel very honored and I never really expected any of this," Pollock said. "I have just tried to go out and work hard every day and give it my all. The results show."

He had the opportunity to work with Razorback linebacker coach Randy Shannon and see the new Fred W. Smith Football Operations Center.

"I loved Arkansas and I loved the facilities and everything I saw," Pollock said. "I loved working with Coach Shannon and I learned a lot of new stuff that I couldn't even think I could incorporate into my game – a new way to cover people and get around blocks."

He also enjoyed getting to watch video of the camp later with Shannon.

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