4-star DB C.J. Pollard commits to USC at The Opening

Class of 2016 defensive back C.J. Pollard, out of Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, California, near San Francisco, committed to USC at Nike’s The Opening Camp. Pollard confirmed his announcement in a video that was published by CollegeLevelAthletes.com.


Pollard will now follow in the footsteps of his father, Marvin, who played for the Trojans under coach Larry Smith from 1988-1991, winning two Pac-12 titles along the way. The elder Pollard was also a defensive back.

USC beat out a myriad number of schools for Pollard, who had also received offers from California, Arizona State, Wisconsin, Oregon, Michigan, Notre Dame and UCLA, among many others.

Hank Shaw of Reign of Troy offered more on Pollard.

An aggressive defender, Pollard stands 6-foot-1, 180 pounds and could star as either a safety or cornerback. The 247Sports composite ranks him as the No. 10 safety and the No. 34 player in California.

Pollard is the next member of the Serra to USC pipeline, following in the footsteps of Rasheem Green, John Houston, Adoree’ Jackson, Marqise Lee and Robert Woods. His legacy with his father also makes him the second legacy commitment pledged to the Trojans, along with Tee Martin’s son Amari Rodgers, a 2017 commitment.

USC opens the 2015 season at home against the Sun Belt’s Arkansas State Red Wolves on September 5.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports

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