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Pollard Nears A Decision After Arkansas Visit

Georgia prep wide receiver Kiel Pollard (6-2, 225) nears a decision after taking an official visit to Arkansas this weekend

Moultrie, Ga., Colquitt County wide receiver Kiel Pollard helped his team take care of its 20 th straight win with two touchdown catches on Friday night and then came to take a look at a possible landing place for college.
 
Pollard (6-2, 225), who has 10 touchdown catches in his five games this season, took an official visit to Arkansas and got to see its 35-24 loss to Texas Tech on Saturday. 

“I know they are missing a lot of key players and I think they just need some more playmakers,” Pollard said.  “I think I can catch the ball and make some plays downfield. I think I can help.”
 
Pollard, who has 20 catches for 300-plus yards this season, has 15 offers and has narrowed that list to two finalists in Arkansas and Central Florida.
 
He says decision should be coming soon.
 
“Probably will know by the end of this weekend,” Pollard said.
 
He admits to being excited about the visit to Fayetteville and calling home during the middle of it to tell his family.
 
“I did,” Pollard said. “I just told them that everything is great out here.”
 
If Pollard ends up at Arkansas, he would join former teammate T.J. Smith, a true freshman defensive tackle who helped Colquitt County to a 15-0 mark and Class AAAAAA state championship last season.
 
“He (Smith) just said come in and make a difference,” Pollard said. “…He’s always been straight with me and really loves it here.”
 
Pollard, who owns the school record of 23 career receiving touchdowns, summed up his visit.
 
“I like the fans, the Catfish Hole was probably the best part and just hanging around the players and seeing how they coaches are was great,” Pollard said.

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