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National Signing Day 2016: 4-star cornerback C.J. Pollard signs with USC

The Trojans 2016 class adds a familiar name.

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Like father, like son: early enrollee C.J. Pollard is officially a Trojan. Pollard's father, Marvin, also played at USC in the late 1980s, per The Los Angeles Times.

The four-star commit is the 13th best cornerback prospect in the country, per 247Sports Composite rankings, and figures to be a hard-hitting contributor to USC's secondary. The 6'1, 180-pound Pollard out of Gardena, Calif., ultimately chose to stick close to home over offers such as Arizona State, Oregon, Duke and Boston College. Pollard took visits to Cal and Arizona State, but family ties and location helped USC win this recruiting battle Gardena is about a half-hour drive from USC's campus.

Blessed with good size and speed, Pollard should be a great addition to USC's defensive backfield, no matter where he ultimately suits up.

Here are some of Pollard's highlights: