Incoming freshman defensive lineman Jamil Pollard is planning to leave Penn State and enroll at Rutgers, his high school coach, Clyde Folsom, told the News of Cumberland County (N.J.).
Pollard had committed to the Nittany Lions as a junior, but Penn State pulled the scholarship due to his grades. After his grades improved as a senior, he was again offered a scholarship, which he accepted. Sanctions handed down by the NCAA against the school have prompted Pollard to leave, the report states.
Folsom said that Pollard had only considered Rutgers as a possible transfer destination.
“Right from the beginning of last week when all this happened up at Penn State he made it very clear that Rutgers was the only school he was going to leave for,” Folsom told the paper.
Pollard, a three star recruit according to Scout.com, is expected to finish summer school next week, and he will then head to Rutgers, Folsom said.
Due to the sanctions levied against Penn State, Pollard will be available to play immediately. He will serve as an added bonus to a Rutgers defense that was already considered the best in the conference.
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