Earlier today, it was reported that tight end Charles Scarff was transferring out of Rutgers football. The news wasn't a shock. What Rivals is reporting about another player this afternoon is though:
Pollock, who originally committed under Kyle Flood, was a leader of the 2016 recruiting class throughout the process. He played a key role in keeping many recruits to stay committed to Rutgers after Flood was fired. He seemed even more excited about his future at Rutgers after meeting with Chris Ash for the first time. He posted this back in December on his twitter account:
Pollock enrolled early during the spring semester and was thought to have a chance to play on special teams this season. Instead, Pollock has apparently decided Rutgers football is not what is best for his future. The 3-star linebacker committed to Rutgers back in October 2014 just before the Michigan game. What is next for the Florida native remains to be seen.
Keith Sargeant of NJ Advance Media spoke with Pollock's father Thursday evening and he had this to say about his son's departure:
"He loves Rutgers,'' Al Pollock said. "He loves Chris. He loves his teammates. He's going to miss them. He was committed there for a year and a half and he loved his time there. It just didn't work out.''
Pollock joins Scarff, tight end Anthony Folkerts, and safety Davon Jacobs as players to transfer out of the program since Ash and the new coaching staff took over. Defensive End Marques Ford also transferred out of the program, but it was right before Ash took over. It's actually a small attrition rate for a new coaching regime, although with two transfers reported today, perhaps the list will continue to grow. Whatever the reason, we wish Jonathan Pollock the best of luck in the future.