The wait is over.
After a whirlwind recruiting season that included a flurry of major college football programs offering him a scholarship, Norell Pollard has made his choice. The three-star prospect from Wekiva High School will play for the Virginia Tech University Hokies in 2019.
“Today I would like to thank my family especially my dad and grandparents for making sure I had everything I needed to be successful on and off the field. I would like to thank the whole Wekiva High School especially my coaches for seeing the talent and potential in me. Last but not least I want to thank all the schools that have recruited me thus far and wish nothing but the best for their programs! It was a hard process but I found my Home!! With that being said I am 1,000% committed to Virginia Tech.”
Pollard was rated .8638 by the 247Sports Composite and is considered the nation’s No. 39 strong-side defensive end. He was offered a scholarship by 16 other major colleges according to the 247Sports database, including Miami, Florida, Louisville, Mississippi State, NC State, and others.
Wekiva finished the 2017 season with a 13-2 record, including a trip to the 8-A State Regional Finals during its historic run in the postseason. Virginia Tech finished 9-4 in the 2017 season, including a trip to Orlando to play in the Camping World Bowl.
Editor’s Note: 247Sports.com contributed to this report.