Clemson has stocked up on big time offensive linemen for their 2015 class and the Tigers are strongly in the mix for another all-star caliber lineman for 2016 in Sean Pollard (6-6 310) of Southern Pines, NC. Pollard, his father and his grandmother visited Clemson Sunday afternoon.
“We toured most of the facilities and some of the campus because it was raining,” Pollard said. “We met all of the coaches. I hung out with coach Caldwell. And I was in coach Swinney’s office for an hour with my dad and grandmother. He said I’m a really good fit for the program with my work ethic. We just tried to get to know each other. ”
Pollard camped at Clemson this summer so this was his second trip to the campus. He will be back for the North Carolina game and will also return during the Tigers’ next off weekend so he can bring his mother to the campus.
Pollard visited Duke Saturday for their game with Kansas. He also has offers from USC, East Carolina, North Carolina, NC State, Miami and Penn State.
“I’m interested in all the schools that have offered,” he said. “My first visit as a recruit was to South Carolina last season for the Mississippi State game.”
Earlier this month Pollard made plans to make a commitment but after talking it over with his dad, he decided to wait. “I’m 16 so why make a life decision now,” he said. Now, he’s not sure when he’ll make his decision. “I’ve wiped the slate clean but you always have in the back of your mind a favorite.”
Pollard will visit NC State this weekend. He will be back at Clemson for the North Carolina game and will visit UNC for the Virginia Tech game. He’d also like to get back to USC but hasn’t made plans to do so.
Pollard plays offensive guard for his high school team but said he could play any of the line positions in college.