Bulldogs Take the Lead

Punta Gorda, Florida offensive tackle has seen his stock rise over the course of his junior year. The 6-6, 280 pounder has a half dozen offers in hand after picking up an offer from Mississippi State on Friday. The news from the Bulldogs turned Good Friday into a great Friday for the Charlotte High School product.

Grant Polk profile

"I'll be honest, my phone was dead on Friday and my coach had been trying to get a hold of me," said Polk with a laugh. "He had been texting me, but I wasn't able to get them, so I wasn't responding to him.

"My dad finally got a hold of me and he said that Coach was trying to reach me, because Mississippi State really wanted to talk to me.

"I felt like a moron."

Polk was finally able to connect with his high school coach and eventually the staff at Mississippi State.

"I got a hold of the coaches at Mississippi State and they told me that I had an offer," said Polk. "I am really excited about the offer, because it's a big offer.

"Mississippi State is a team with a lot of good things going on and it's in the SEC.

"They are my #1 team without a doubt out of all of the schools that have offered me."

Polk currently holds additional offers from Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Middle Tennessee and South Florida.

"Mississippi State started writing me about half way through my season," said Polk. "I had been told not to really focus on all of the flyers that schools send you, because they send those to a lot of people.

"They invited me to a junior day, so I felt like they were more serious about me.

"My dad and I went up there for the junior day and I really liked the coaches and the campus.

"I feel like Mississippi State is going to be a good place to be in the next few years.

"They are going to have a good team and they are part of that SEC Network and they are putting a lot of that money into their football program.

"It's a great opportunity for me."

Polk reports that schools still have some time to make an impression on him, but he does not plan to drag the recruiting process out.

"I am thinking about making my decision in June or early July," said Polk. "I am going to do it before the season, so I can get it out of the way and enjoy my senior year."

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