Arkansas wide receiver commit Kiel Pollard has some thinking to do after a visit to South Carolina over the weekend.
Pollard finished up his official visit Monday morning and told The State he really enjoyed his trip to Columbia.
“It went good. I talked to their coaches and talked with Marcus Lattimore and I got a better feel about them,” he said. “I like the campus. I like the dorms. I liked the jersey part when you put on the jerseys and started taking pictures. That was cool.”
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Georgia native is down to Arkansas and South Carolina and will not take any other visits. He remains committed to the Razorbacks but is unsure when he will make a final decision.
“I’m just going to wait and make the decision and live with it,” he said.
Pollard said Carolina coach Will Muschamp made sure Pollard knows he is a priority for the Gamecocks.
“Coach Muschamp said he needs me in the program because I’m a winner. I’m used to working hard. I come from a great program, and I’m a special player,” Pollard explained. “He said he wishes he could coach me.”
Pollard also has a strong relationship with USC running backs coach Bobby Bentley.
“He’s best friends with my head coach so he keeps it real with me,” Pollard said. “Everything I need to know he tells me.”
As a senior Pollard caught 76 passes for 1,163 yards and 18 touchdowns. He said he likes the way he would be used in Carolina’s offense.
“I’ve got a chance to come in and play early and be special to this program and change it around,” he said. “They said I can play the outside or the inside, anywhere they need me I guess.”