Cajon High School got a surprise visit Wednesday, as Notre Dame football coach Charlie Weis stopped by campus to talk to Cajon senior cornerback Marlon Pollard, who verbally committed to the Fighting Irish over the summer.
According to Cowboys coach Kim Battin, Weis’ visit was part of a West Coast recruiting swing the Notre Dame coach was undertaking after his team’s 38-3 loss to USC at the Coliseum on Saturday.
Weis met with Pollard and the Pollard family, spending time on campus and going out to lunch with the Pollards.
“It was cool,” Marlon Pollard said. “We’ve been talking a bit but this week was the first week he could really come out and visit. It was cool to come out and talk about some things.”
One thing that wasn’t discussed too much was Weis’ job security at Notre Dame, which had come under fire after the 6-6 Irish had lost four of their five games. But despite the rampant media speculation, which was quelled Wednesday when Notre Dame announced that Weis was going to be back next season, Pollard wasn’t worried. He says he’s solid with Notre Dame and isn’t planning on taking any visits.
“Coaches still call me, but I don’t think I’m going anywhere,” Pollard said. “I wasn’t really that worried about Coach. My mom knows some people at Notre Dame and if something was about to happen, she would have known about it right away. We weren’t hearing anything so we figured everything was all right.”
Along with meeting with Pollard, Weis spent a little time talking with the rest of the Cajon team, something that senior defensive back Jeffrey Cooper enjoyed.
“I’ve never met a major coach like that,” Cooper said. “It was pretty cool. He was giving us advice, telling us to keep working hard and play the way we are capable of.”