Recruiting: Polk Sitting Tight

Phoenix (Brophy), Ariz. standout running back and defensive back Ray Polk, the son of former OSU safety Raymond Polk, said he is concentrating now on getting ready for his upcoming season. We caught up with him just after he returned from a football retreat in Flagstaff with his Brophy teammates.

"Oklahoma State, Oregon State, Colorado, Washington and Arizona are recruiting me the hardest," said the speedy Polk. "Arizona State, Michigan and Nebraska are also recruiting me. It's quite a few, and now some schools are talking to me about track too. I would consider it. I would want to play both sports, and in recruiting it helps because the track coaches can contact me and communicate with the football coaches."

All of those schools mentioned have offered and there are others too. Polk said he will consider all schools and over the course of the season hopes to narrow it down to five where he will take official visits. He said his dad doesn't push Oklahoma State on him. Polk's mother also attended OSU, but the connection is not lost either.

"He never bragged, never talked about his glory days when I was growing up and started playing football," said Polk. "It slowly worked through me."

Polk knows Curtis Luper, his recruiting coach, well through his father as they knew each other from both playing at Oklahoma State, and Polk has said that helps. What he is really zeroed in on right now is Brophy's Aug. 23rd season opener on television and then a second game that will be televised on Fox Sports.

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