Back in the early days of June 6-0, 205 pound outside linebacker Jonathan Pollack committed to Mississippi State. Nothing strange about that except for the fact that he belongs to the class of 2016 football recruiting class.
The Orlando, Florida native has given an early verbal to Mississippi State, but that doesn’t mean schools are giving up on recruiting to him to their school. That goes for Larry Fedora and the North Carolina Tar Heels.
On the same day of visiting the Bulldogs, Pollack gave the coaches the word that they warmly received. However, that doesn’t mean between then and the next two years that the young linebacker couldn’t change his mind.
North Carolina’s Larry Fedora sure didn’t give up, and invited him to the “Fedora Freak Show” camp earlier this summer. While Pollack didn’t get an offer that weekend like he had hoped, he still kept in touch with Fedora and staff. Enter Tuesday, where Pollack got in touch with the Tar Heels coaching staff.
“All the coaches were together discussing recruiting tonight and I called them and they let me know that I had an offer,” he told 247 Sports’ Tom Loy. “I couldn’t believe it. I was pretty speechless. It just means so much to me and it just felt so good to get that news from them.”
It appears despite his verbal to the Bulldogs, Pollack is keeping his recruitment rather open for now. He’s been in touch with North Carolina, Arkansas, NC State, Cincinnati, Kentucky, and a few other schools too.