Kevin Pollock started playing football to keep his family’s legacy alive.
Pollock’s cousin, Alonzo Mitz, played six seasons in the NFL with the Seahawks and Bengals. Hearing about Mitz’s process from high school to college and the pros inspired Pollock to “go harder every single day.”
“I just want to make my family proud,” Pollock said.
Pollock did exactly that when he committed to Army Friday. The Vero Beach (Fla.) linebacker told recruiting coach Daryl Dixon at a table during his visit that “I think Army is home for me.’ They walked over to coach Jeff Monken and made it official.
“Coach Dixon and coach Monken always showed me love and support,” Pollock said. “Visiting the school and being in a great brotherhood, it just felt like home, Thinking about my future when I’m older and being in that program provides me to do and be what I want to pursue in the future.”
Pollock was especially impressed with Army’s weight room and atmosphere around it.
“I like how everything is a brotherhood there,” said Pollock, who was also offered by Liberty. “They all play as one and that means the most to me.”
On the field, Pollock is a playmaker. He had a Pick Six and returned a fumble for a touchdown in the same game last season. Football is Pollock’s favorite sport. He plays no other sports. Pollock spends his free time helping in his community and “developing and understanding more about the strategies of my game.”
What will Pollock bring to Army at the linebacker position?
“Flying to the ball sideline to sideline, stopping the run and reading out and visualizing offense’s plays,” Pollock said.