Penn State added a big piece to its recruiting class when Westville (N.J.) West Deptford defensive tackle Jamil Pollard committed to the Nittany Lions this morning.
Pollard was on campus yesterday for Penn State's Junior Day. After returning home and following up with assistant coach Ron Vanderlinden, Pollard felt comfortable about the situation and decided to end his recruitment.
The 6-foot-4, 270 pound four-star prospect is the fifth commitment for the Class of 2012 and was recruited by both Vanderlinden and defensive line coach Larry Johnson.
"He (Larry Johnson) said that he needed four good D-linemen out of my class, he said that me and Jarron Jones would be two of the good d-linemen that we wanted," Pollard told Lions247 following his visit. "He told me that when we got there, we wouldn't be competing with each other, we'd be competing with the guys above us."
Pollard is ranked No. 156 in The247. Penn State now has commitments from three players in The247.