But this weekend was his most important visit.
The Fishers, Ind., Hamilton Southeastern wide receiver made his official visit to U of L and came with this family to make sure it was the right place for him.
"It was awesome," Polk told Cardinal Authority. "When I came here before it just felt to homey and straight forward, the perfect place for me.
"And this weekend just made me know I made the right decision. I saw what I was going to be doing for the next few years. I spent time with the players and saw what they're lives are like outside of football. It's perfect for me. "
Polk said he will take his last final exam at Hamilton SE on Friday and will enroll at U of L on Jan. 4. He will be able to participate in sparing practice.
"I can't wait to get there now," Polk said. "Being there on the visit made me realize it's almost time and I am super pumped. I'm so excited."
Polk and Harding, Ohio, running back commitment L.J. Scott, who also was on a visit this weekend, will be roommates at U of L. His host was freshman quarterback Kyle Bolin, who Polk said, "was great to be around. It was like I was part of the family. We all just kind of bonded, it was a lot of fun."
The 6-foot-2, 185-pound Polk, who can play multiple positions, said he spent a lot of time with wide receivers coach Ron Dugans.
"He talked to me a lot about the offense, helped me understand it more," Polk said. "It was nice being there and just seeing how they do things, what I am going to be going through here in a few months."
Polk said he "is so glad" he made a commitment to U of L.
"It's the best decision I could have made," Polk said. "It's like one big family there and I really can't wait to be part of it."