Gardena Serra defensive back C.J. Pollard commits to USC
<p>Gardena Serra defensive back C.J. Pollard commits to USC. </p>
The parents of C.J. Pollard can breathe a sigh of relief.
Pollard, a 2016 cornerback at Gardena Serra High, made his commitment to USC public on Thursday at The Opening in Beaverton, Ore.
“It was running through my blood,” Pollard said.
Pollard’s father, Marvin, was a defensive back at USC from 1988-1991 and his mother, Pam, also graduated from the school.
Neither parent knew their son was a lock to pick the Trojans. Pollard said they never pushed him to USC.
Pollard, 6 feet 3 and 183 pounds, told USC Coach Steve Sarkisian three months ago about his decision, but wanted the opportunity to announce his commitment on television during The Opening.
Pollard is the 15th player to commit to USC’s 2016 recruiting class.
USC has six players from Serra on the roster: Quarterback Jalen Greene, cornerbacks Adoree’ Jackson and Jalen Jones, defensive lineman Rasheem Green and linebackers Olajiwon Tucker and John Houston.
Here is a look at who is committed to USC in 2016.
Player, position, high school
Matt Fink, QB, Glendora
Velus Jones, WR, Saraland (Ala.)
Josh Imatorbhebhe, WR, Suwanee (Ga.) North Gwinnett
Melquise Stovall, RB, Lancaster Paraclete
Cary Angeline, TE, Exton (Penn.) Downington East
Frank Martin, OL, Santa Ana Mater Dei
Nathan Smith, OL, Mesa
Keanu Saleapaga, DL, La Mirada
Liam Jimmons, DL, Huntington Beach
Keyshon Camp, DL, Lakeland (Fla.) Lake Gibson Senior
Daelin Hayes, LB, Ann Arbor (Michigan) Skyline
Mique Juarez, LB, North Torrance
Jordan Iosefa, LB, Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis School
Michael Pittman, DB/WR, Westlake Village Oaks Christian
C.J. Pollard, DB, Gardena Serra
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