Denton (Texas) High offensive lineman Grant Polley chose Colorado over offers from 24 other FBS programs, including Arizona State, Cal, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, TCU and Texas Tech.
“I did a lot of praying,” the 6-foot-4.5, 280-pound Polley said when asked about his decision to commit to the Buffs. “It was a terribly hard decision but God told me Colorado is where he wants me to be. I called Colorado's coaches to tell them the news and they were all flipping out.”
Buffaloes cornerbacks coach Charles Clark recruits Denton High School, also home to Chris Miller, another one of Colorado's early commits this cycle.
“Chris has been recruiting the heck out of me,” Polley said with a laugh. “Honestly when some players try to recruit you to a school, it is almost kind of weird. But with Colorado's commits, it was a very natural feel.
“I really like all our commits. We're all in a big group chat and they are all really cool people. The camaraderie there helped make it feel like home. We're all just a big family over here. I really liked what I saw when it came to the Colorado coaching staff and the area, too. I also like their fanbase.”
A first-team all-state selection as a junior, Polley prides himself on his footwork and his tenacity between the lines. He also prides himself on his leadership abilities. Polley could factor in at either offensive tackle or guard, Colorado's coaches have told him.
Polley took an unofficial visit to Colorado in the spring and he plans to return to Boulder to attend the Buffaloes' BBQ on July 24. The majority of Colorado's commits, and some of the Buffs' top targets, will also be at the event.
“I will definitely help Colorado recruit,” Polley said. “I got a couple people in mind right now so stay tuned for some more news later on... hopefully.”
Below is a recent BuffStampede Film Room feature on Polley: