With 26 touchdowns and over 1,000 total yards, junior Chris Polk (5-foot-11, 190 pounds) is used to receiving a lot of attention. Generally that attention has come from opposing defenses, but with his ability to make plays he has also caught the attention of college recruiters.
"I've been getting a lot of letters from Notre Dame," Polk responded when asked if the Irish had been in contact with him. "I really don't know much about Notre Dame, but I am interested in them.
"I'm also getting stuff from Michigan, USC, UCLA, Oregon, and a bunch of other schools. This summer I went to USC and UCLA. I just went to check out practice and see what it was like.
"Coach Bruich has been sending out my tape, and right now I like UCLA, USC, Michigan Notre Dame and Oregon," he said. "I wouldn't mind moving so distance wouldn't be a problem, although I wouldn't mind staying out here either.
"I'm going to look for a really good program. Academics and the overall program are important. If they're a good team and they have a good academic program I'll be interested in going there."
Redlands East doesn't play freshman at the varsity level, but once Polk began his sophomore year his coaches knew they had a special player.
"I've started since my sophomore year," Polk explained. "I just went out and made plays and my coaches trusted me to score.
"I play receiver right now and I also play free safety. I prefer offense more though because I've played it my whole life. It's more fun to play offense because I like to make plays.
"I think playing defense is easy though because I kind know what the offense is trying to do. Still I'd like to play receiver or running back in college," he said.