Moultrie, Ga., Colquitt County wide receiver Kiel Pollard has spent a lot of time in the end zone this season and plans to spend a lot more time visiting his favorite place.
Pollard (6-2, 225), who is coming to Arkansas on an official visit this weekend, has caught 15 passes for 266 yards and eight touchdowns and also rushed for a score in his team’s first four games.
He has helped push Colquitt County’s winning streak to 19 after teaming with current Razorback freshman defensive tackle T.J. Smith as the Packers went 15-0 and won the Class AAAAAA title in Georgia last season.
“Our team has been doing great and I have been given a lot of opportunities to score and I have been taking advantage of them,” Pollard said Monday night. “I give all the credit to my coaches and teammates for allowing me to be in position to make plays and I am just going to keep trying to do that.”
Pollard has some 15 offers, but has narrowed it down to two schools in Arkansas and Central Florida while starring for Colquitt head coach Rob Propst, the former Hoover, Ala., head coach who was featured in the MTV series “Two-A-Days."
“Really I have a top two and that’s Arkansas and UCF,” Pollard said. “But if I get up there to Arkansas and all goes right, I’ll commit and be a part of what they are building up there.”
Smith has certainly talked to Pollard about the advantages of being a Razorback.
“T.J., we’re boys,” Pollard said. “He’s got nothing to say about Arkansas but great things. He talked about how the fans are all for the team, how the coaches and the players all are a really big family and how they all really care about each other.
“It also talks about how cool the coaches are, but also how they put the foot down when the time comes. I am really looking forward to getting up there and checking it all out.”
Pollard started off the season with a big game with 7 catches for 130 yards and a trio of touchdowns for Colquitt, who is No. 1 in Class AAAAAA this season in Georgia and ranked No. 7 nationally by USA Today.
He had five touches and four touchdowns – all in the first half - in last Friday night’s 51-14 win as he had four catches for 87 yards and three touchdowns and also ran in a score as the quarterback in his team’s Wild Hawg formation.
“I think I catch the ball really well, but I am also a good blocker and I give 100 percent all the time,” Pollard said. “All I care about is winning, not running up all the stats.
“I am also a team player and I have learned to be a leader and am very vocal. We had great seniors last season that brought all of us guys along and now we have 40 seniors this year that are following their lead.”
Pollard noted that Arkansas coaching staff has talked to him about being a Wildcat quarterback in goal line situations as well as playing wide receiver.
“I will do whatever they need me to do,” Pollard said. “I just want to help the team win and do what I can to get on the field early.”