Tale of the Tape: Ray Polk

Brophy HS (Phoenix, AZ) RB Ray Polk was among the latest prospects to receive a Michigan offer. Scout.com's Southwest Region's Recruiting Analyst Jason Jewell provides a scouting report and video highlights of one of the desert's top backs.


Name- Ray Polk
School- Brophy Prep (Phoenix, AZ)
Position- RB
Height- 6-1
Weight- 190
Stats- Rushed for 1423 yards and 21 TDs as a junior
Honors- 1st team all region and 1st team all 5A selection

Breakdown: (from one full game on film and two live games)


Athleticism- Polk stands 6'1 190 pounds and runs between 4.4 and 4.5 in the forty. Polk was actually a safety prior to his junior year and stepped in and had a great junior season.

Speed- Polk is one of the state's top performers in the 110 and 300 hurdles. As a sophomore he won the 5A state title in the 110 hurdles, posting a season best time of 14.17. In the 300 hurdles he ran a best time of 38.18. That success has continued his junior year running 14.34 and 38.71 thus far this year while getting over a hamstring injury. That speed definitely translates to the football field where he shows the ability to get outside. He shows very good breakaway speed. I think his speed is good enough that it would carry over to the college level.


Runs High- Polk runs a little high and reminds me of Eddie George in that aspect. It doesn't help his running between the tackles. He is much more effective and productive on the edge.

Experience- Polk was not even the starter for Brophy in week 1. An injury to Nick Natale moved Polk into the starter's role and he never looked back. Brophy went 9-3 last year, so Polk has only 11 games as a RB to his name.

Here are clips of Polk versus St. Mary's HS from his junior year. He rushed for 187 yards in this game.

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