Pitt’s recruiting Class of 2023 took another hit today when Brice Pollock announced his de-commitment.
Pollock is a talented three-star cornerback from Snellville, Georgia and had been committed to Pitt since June 4, 2022.
Pollock has an ideal frame for a cornerback (6-foot-1, 180 pounds) and would have been an ideal fit for the press coverage in Pat Narduzzi’s defense.
This news is a sting to Pitt and comes on the heels of losing four-star quarterback Kenny Minchey. With the Pollock departure, Shadarian Harrison (6-foot-2, 175-pounds) and Jesse Anderson (6-foot, 175 pounds) now are the two cornerbacks in this year’s class.
Following his news, Pittsburgh Sports Now was able to speak with Pollock and asked him what led to this surprising decision.
“The biggest thing is interest I’m getting from another program, and it’s not the recent offer I got from NC State,” said Pollock. “A SEC school has started hitting me up, and I just feel like it can possibly be a great opportunity. Family is really big to me and with some family stuff that I got going on, the decision was made because I want to be a little closer to home. This really had nothing to do with Pitt. I love Pitt and could see myself making it to the NFL from Pitt, but I felt like this was the best decision.
“This has nothing to do with Pitt or anything they might have done wrong. They were great. This is just a personal decision. For my entire season, I was onboard with Pitt but recently things changed, and my family and I have been talking about it. Coach Collins has always been great and was like a role model in my life and Coach Narduzzi too. It’s something I have been thinking about and it was tough.”
With Signing Day fast approaching, I asked Pollock his timeline for deciding on this new school, which appears to be an SEC school.
“I have a pretty good idea of the school but since my de-commitment, a couple new schools have been in touch, so I’m not entirely sure what’s in store for me. We’ll see if they end up offering me. If it’s Signing Day and I’m not sure, then I’ll just wait until February.”
Pollock did tell PSN that one of the new schools that has approached him is Florida State. While he wouldn’t name them, the SEC school is believed to be Mississippi State.