South View offensive guard James Pollock is an impressive prospect on the offensive line, especially considering that he’s only a second year starter on varsity. College programs are beginning to show more interest in Pollock and two could be close to offering him.
“I hear from ECU and Purdue a lot,” said the 6-foot-4, 270-pound Pollock. “Both of those schools send me stuff about three times a week. I’ve also started to hear from Cincinnati.”
The Duke Blue Devils were showing interest in Pollock back in September, but he mentioned the communication with them has fallen off lately.
ECU is a school Pollock said he is interested in and will likely be interested in for the remainder of his recruitment. He hopes the Pirates extend him an offer sooner rather than later – if they do it would be his first Division I football offer.
Pollock plans to learn more about ECU this weekend.
“I’m going to ECU for the game against Tulane Saturday,” said Pollock. “I tried to visit for their game against SMU (Oct. 4), but it didn’t work out because they were out of tickets. I already have my tickets for this weekend though and I’m excited for my first experience at ECU. I’ve heard a lot of good things.”
The Pirates have been known to offer recruits during game day visits, which could be good news for Pollock.
In regards to this season at South View, Pollock and his teammates struggled in the win department. The team only put together two wins and Pollock described the season as a setback.
“We didn’t have the bond on the team this season necessary to win,” he said. “I’m going to try to step up as a senior leader next year because that was a problem of ours this season as well.”
Pollock has improved his football IQ and understanding for his position exponentially in just a years time. Things he struggled with last season, like pass blocking and footwork, he excelled in this season.
During the offseason Pollock plans on adding more explosiveness to his game along with strength. He hopes hitting the camp and combine circuit this summer will bring about even more interest from coaches.
“I plan on going to a lot of combines and camps this offseason,” said Pollock. “I want to get my name out there more. I will go to camp at ECU if they invite me. I’ll also go to the Nike Sparq Combine and whatever else comes up.”