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Penn State gets commitment number five

Posted on: April 10, 2011 7:52 pm
Posted by Bryan Fischer

Penn State continues to recruit the defensive line well in the class of 2012, landing a commitment from one of the top players in New Jersey Sunday afternoon. Westville (N.J.) defensive tackle Jamil Pollard broke the news to Nittany Lion coaches shortly after returning from an unofficial visit to the school.

"Going into it, I liked Penn State a lot, but after being there, I was sold," Pollard told

The 6-foot-5, 280 pound defensive tackle also held offers from Alabama, Florida, Iowa and Rutgers. Long time Penn State defensive line coach Larry Johnson ended up being a key factor in Pollard's commitment.

"I just like the way he talks," Pollard said. "He talks like, he just knows what he's doing. Coach Scirrotto, from my school, who went to Penn State, he told me that coach Johnson was really good, but when I got there, he talked about how his players work hard no matter what."

Pollard had 56 tackles and four sacks last year as a junior. He is the fifth commitment for Penn State, four of which play a front seven position.


Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: April 15, 2011 4:26 pm

Penn State gets commitment number five

Welcome aboard, Mr. Pollard! I am optimistic you will find your Penn State experience very satisfying, culminating in your obtaining a degree from one of the best public universities in the country.

Look forward to you significantly contributing to the continuing success of the Lions!

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