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Former Arkansas pledge Kiel Pollard commits to South Carolina Gamecocks

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Wide receiver and former Arkansas commitment flips following his visit to Columbia.

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Wide receiver and longtime Razorback pledge Kiel Pollard has committed to the Gamecocks.

Pollard made his decision weeks after traveling to Columbia for an official visit, as part of the Gamecocks' first big recruiting weekend following the NCAA-mandated dead period.

The wide receiver was one of the first new offers dished out by Will Muschamp when he took the reins in Columbia.

Getting Pollard on campus has been one of the top priorities for new RB coach Bobby Bentley since he joined the staff. The 6'1 playmaker had been committed to Arkansas since last September.

"I think I’m going to take a look at it, take a look into it and see what happens," Pollard told The State's Phil Kornblut when the USC offer came in December.

The Moultrie, Ga. native comes to Columbia a year after hauling in 76 balls for 1,163 yards and 18 touchdowns, leading his team to their second of back-to-back state titles. Pollard's standout play helped Colquitt County earn a spot in USA Today's high school football Super 25.

Pollard, rated a three star prospect by 247 Sports, was recently named to MaxPreps' 2015 Football All-American Team, earning second-team honors. He is the fifth wide receiver pledge in the 2016 recruiting cycle for the Gamecocks.