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Former Rutgers Commit Jon Pollock Headed to Youngstown State

The freshman linebacker will join Bo Pelini's program in Ohio.

Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports

The Rutgers community was shocked earlier this month when freshman linebacker Jon Pollock announced he would be transferring from the program. Now, we finally have an answer as to where he will be playing this fall.

Pollock announced earlier today that he will be joining Youngstown State, where he will play under former Nebraska head coach and feline enthusiast Bo Pelini.

Pollock, who had been committed to the Scarlet Knights since October of 2014, was arguably the most enthusiastic commit of the 2016 class. He made his commitment very early in the process, and was always active on social media, recruiting other players to get on board at Rutgers.

The Orlando native was known to be a favorite of the previous coaching staff, but what made Pollock's departure more shocking was the fact that the new staff seemed to think very highly of him too. Pollock was the first player visited by new head coach Chris Ash after he was hired. Unlike several 2016 commits, Pollock didn't jump ship before National Signing Day in February, instead enrolling early and coming to campus in January.

Since Youngstown State is an FCS program, Pollock is eligible to join the team immediately, and can play this fall. There will surely be many Rutgers fans rooting for Pollock and the Penguins on Saturday, September 10th when Youngstown State visits old Rutgers rival/headache West Virginia in Morgantown.

We wish Jon the best of luck as he begins the next stage of his football career!