The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are looking get turned around over the next few years with Chris Ash at the helm. However, they have lost one player before his career even began as 2016 linebacker Jon Pollock will be transferring out of the program.
Rivals’ Bobby Deren reported that Pollock would be transferring out of the program this year and there doesn’t seem to be any real clear reason for the departure.
— Bobby Deren (@BobbyDeren) July 14, 2016
Pollock committed to Rutgers back in October of 2014, when Kyle Flood was still in charge. Flood was fired during the 2015 season, but he still seemed to be committed to the Scarlet Knights with the hiring of Ash in December.
— Jonathan Pollock (@CoachJonPollock) December 9, 2015
Pollock was a three-star member of their recruiting class this year and he will likely end up somewhere else before the 2016 season begins. Where that will be is still a mystery, but his father gave some vague insight on exactly why he decided to transfer.
“He loves Rutgers,” Al Pollock told NJ.com. “He loves Chris. He loves his teammates. He’s going to miss them. He was committed there for a year and a half and he loved his time there. It just didn’t work out.”
If the Florida native decides to stay at the FBS level, he would likely have to take a redshirt this year and have his full eligibility left starting in 2017. He could play immediately at the FCS level.