“It started on Twitter with the whole coaching staff had followed me out of the blue,” he said. “It was like seven new followers. The first coach to hit me up was Coach [Chris] Patridge. He was like ‘C.J. we are really excited about you. We watched your film as a staff. We love you. And we would like to extend an offer to you.’
“After that, I was extremely happy. They have the Big House It’s a great school. And then Coach Harbaugh coming from the [San Francisco] 49ers, how successful he was. I know he’s a legendary coach. So I was very excited about that.”
The following day, the four-star prospect had an opportunity to talk with Coach Harbaugh himself.
“[Coach Patridge] had put me on the phone with Coach Harbaugh and he talked with me and my mom,” he said. “After that, he was saying he wanted me to be part of the program. And how I can come help and contribute. And how Michigan is going to have the top recruiting class in 2016.”
Now that he has a U-M offer, Pollard say his next plan is to visit this spring or this fall for an official visit.
“It’s my goal to be down this fall on an official visit,” said the 6-foot-1, 190-pounder. “Michigan is a big school. So of course, they went straight to the top of my recruiting list.
“I want to see the stadium first of all. They have the biggest stadium in the nation. And two, meet Coach Harbaugh in person, and the whole coaching staff and Jabrill Peppers. That’s the DB they have that is good. He came out of high school as a national recruit. I feel like I am in the same position. I would like to meet all those people. I want to see the atmosphere and how Ann Arbor is.”
Currently, Pollard says he has no leaders. However, he has already racked up offers from nearby USC, Cal and Arizona State among others. He has already been on campus visits to USC, UCLA, and plans on visiting Utah, ASU, Cal and Colorado this spring.
“I am looking at the family atmosphere and a good education first,” he said. “A place where I can be the face of the program one day.”
Pollard says he would like to announce his commitment after he takes all of his visits this fall.