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Tyler Polley commits to UConn

Kevin Ollie, Connecticut added their third pledge of the 2017 class on Tuesday with the addition of 2017 forward Tyler Polley.

2017 forward Tyler Polley verbally committed to Connecticut on Tuesday, he tells Scout. 

"I just felt more of a connection with the coaching staff and [Kevin Ollie]," Polley said. That's what really made the difference to me."


Polley took an official visit to UConn the weekend of September 3rd. Then this past weekend the 6-foot-7 versatile forward officially visit Tennessee.

"After I took my Tennessee visit, I slept on it," Polley said. "They came to visit me yesterday and we talked about it for an hour. I just had a feeling that it was the right place so I committed."

A three-star prospect, Polley is regarded as the No. 25 power forward prospect in the 2017 recruiting class. 

"They are already really good now," Polley said. "I think I can bring more versatility and am able to start the break and just bring more to the offense and defense."

Polley is the third pledge in the class for UConn. To go with Polley, the Huskies also hold pledges from Scout's No. 32 overall recruit Makai Ashton-Langford and three-star center Josh Carlton. 

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