Though Clemson finished second for several high profile OL this year, North Carolina native Sean Pollard is an excellent addition to the 2016 class and should be a solid contributor down the line. Pollard, who has been committed to Clemson for over a year, is currently on campus and though a 3-star, has some real potential.
Pollard's primary recruiter is unknown, but he enjoyed his time at Clemson and made the commitment to the Tigers after initially committing to Duke and drawing interest from all of the other North Carolina schools.
He currently weighs in at 6'5" 305 pounds which are excellent numbers. His early enrollment at Clemson means he can begin to work on technique, especially in pass protection, and begin to transform his body into a more solid block of muscle. Thankfully he will not need to add weight to be successful at the college level. Pollard is exactly the type of take we should be making for a 3-star OL (although some services have him as a 4*). Someone with some good fundamentals right now, but also the physical ability to improve them and translate his high school success into D1 success.
One of the first commitments to the 2016 class. He has stayed true to Clemson throughout the process. He was the number one offensive lineman targeting on our board initially. In fact, Landon Dickerson was offended by the amount of attention we paid Pollard on his visit to Clemson. He was a priority target we plucked away from Duke.
Pollard played both inside and out in high school and is also very good at pulling and moving in open space (something they did a lot of at Pinecrest). Needs to work on his pad level and getting stronger but he is the most likely candidate to avoid a redshirt and contribute next season as depth. He has the frame at 6'5 and 295 pounds and just needs to add some upper body strength and a bit more leg thickness to be a college player. Enrolling early will help him get there sooner rather than later.