After talking to UCLA commit Jayson Allmond at the conclusion of the Inland Empire All-Star Football Classic, I learned that Cajon cornerback Marlon Pollard has switched his commitment back from Notre Dame to UCLA. A corresponding story has gone up on Rivals.com which can be read here.
“I just heard tonight,” said Allmond after San Bernardino’s 38-7 loss to Riverside County at Los Osos High School. “It’s great to have him as a Bruin.”
Pollard is on his official visit to UCLA this weekend, which is why he didn’t take part in the all-star game. The 6-foot-1, 160-pound cornerback transferred to Cajon from Valencia last winter. He had verbally committed to UCLA in the summer of 2007 but decommitted over this past summer after Karl Dorrell was fired and Rick Neuheisel was hired. He committed to Notre Dame in July and said his commitment was solid when Charlie Weis visited the Cajon campus in early December, but concerns over Weis’ job security and Neuheisel’s persistence seems to have won out.
Pollard joins an Inland Empire-heavy Bruin recruiting class which includes Allmond, Los Osos QB Richard Brehaut and Diamond Ranch CB Brandon Sermons. I’ll have a more in-depth account with Pollard himself up tomorrow.