C.J. Pollard Commits to USC at Nike’s The Opening

USC has picked up their 15th commitment in the 2016 recruiting class in the form of C.J. Pollard, the son of former Trojan Marvin Pollard.

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Pollard made his commitment known live on ESPNU at Nike’s The Opening, where he’s now the sixth Trojan commit participating at the annual elite high school combine in Beaverton, Ore.

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.

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With Pollard in as the 15th commitment in the recruiting class, the Trojans have just six scholarships remaining due to advanced scholarships in place for Clayton Johnston and Deontay Burnett, along with transfers Daniel Imatorbhebhe and Taylor McNamara.

Who’s next? The Trojans are in the mix for four-star athlete Trevon Sidney, who also will make his announcement known on at The Opening. He is expected to pick USC tomorrow, over the likes of UCLA, Washington and Notre Dame.