There have been plenty of new faces added to Eastern Michigan University’s football roster, especially on the defensive side, but one name sticks out. Sophomore corner, Marlon Pollard, rated a four-star recruit by Rivals and Scout chose to leave the University of California Los Angeles to join the Eagles.

The Pomona, California native sought out EMU at the end of the 2009 season in search of new opportunities after being red shirted his freshman season at UCLA. Pollard sat out the 2010 season with the Eagles as a transfer, but going into this 2011 season he is ready and eager to help this team in their pursuit for their first win season since 1990.

Pollard graduated from Cajon High School in 2009, but he spent his first three years on high school at Valencia High School. He was a PrepStar All-America selection (No. 93 prospect). Pollard was rated the No. 6 cornerback in the nation by Tom Lemming, and the No. 2 corner in the West by He was ranked the No. 14 corner nationally and No. 5 athlete among corners by

As a senior in high school, Pollard made 71 tackles and seven interceptions. On the offensive side of the ball he recorded 29 receptions for 510 yards and five touchdowns.

The future is bright for Pollard and all eyes will be on that #4 green and white jersey this year to see just what he can do.