Over the last few weeks, the Florida Gators have sent out several new offers to defensive backs in the 2022 class as they continue to expand the board at the position.
Last week cornerback Myles Pollard (6-2, 185, Brentwood, TN. High) picked up an offer after he talked to an assistant coach.
“Coach Jules [Montinar] offered me at corner,” Pollard said of his offer last week. “He showed the defensive coordinator, Dan Mullen, and the rest of the coaching staff my film and they preceded with the offer after they showed them the film.”
Despite being from Tennessee, Pollard says this was a big offer to him as the Gators were the team he grew up pulling for on Saturdays.
“It means a lot, I grew up watching Florida, they’re my favorite college team,” he said on what the offer means to him. “They’re like my dream school just because I grew up watching them, they’re my favorite team and I have a bunch of gear. Just a big fan.”
Defensive backs coach Jules Montinar explained to Pollard last week where he could play on defense in Gainesville and why the Gators liked his game.
“He said he will use me as an outside corner, mostly to the boundary but I could play to the field too if they needed me too,” Pollard said on the message from Jules. “He just said they love my film, my size, and length and how I can play corner with that much size. They love my love for the game and just how I play.”
Montinar also explained to Pollard why the Gators were late to offer the cornerback but the Tennessee native made sure to let him know that Florida was a team he was going to watch closely.
“At first they were worried about how far along I was in my process but after I talked to him a few times, he just felt like it was the right thing to do,” he said on the Gators offering later than other schools. “I feel like they’re in the mix too because I’m not too far along and Florida is my dream school so I’m going to keep them in the mix.”
Next up for Pollard will be a trip to Gainesville in a few weeks as he has a busy summer schedule planned already.
“I’m visiting [Florida] June 6th-8th but I may change it from an unofficial to official,” Pollard said on his visit plans. “Right now I’m taking officials to Michigan, Oklahoma, and Auburn. Washington and Florida are the other two that I want to go to for officials right now.”
INSIDERS TAKE: Pollard says he would like to commit in late July after he takes all of his visits.