The exodus from Penn State continued Wednesday in the wake of NCAA sanctions. Defensive tackle Jamil Pollard, who signed a letter of intent with the Nittany Lions in February, will transfer to Rutgers, according to reports. Pollard's former high school football coach Clyde Folsom explained the decision.
"We spoke last week when the penalties became public at Penn State," said Folsom. "He wasn't sure what he wanted to do, he wasn't in the right state of mind at the time to really make a decision. But over a 48-hour period there were six or seven Division I schools that were interested in bringing him in on scholarship.
"But the only school he would have left for is Rutgers, he made that point very clear. From the very beginning of it, he said, ‘The only school I'll leave for is Rutgers.' They were able to offer him (a scholarship) and he accepted."
Rutgers and Boston College were the next two schools vying for Pollard's services after Penn State during his senior year at West Deptford High School in New Jersey. Pollard was ranked as the No. 20 defensive tackle in the Class of 2012, and a four-star prospect by Rivals.com.