Purdue interested in Polk

Three-star receiver Cameron Polk is winding down his recruitment and currently has a leader, the Louisville Cardinals. However, now Purdue is beginning to show interest in the local standout. Boiler Sports Report offers the details in Polk's recruitment.

Cameron Polk's recruitment appears to be winding down. He plans to give a verbal commitment in the coming weeks and Louisville is his current leader.

With the Indianapolis-area receiver still on the market, Purdue is making its recruiting pitch. Offensive coordinator John Shoop recently traveled to Hamilton Southeastern (Ind.) High School and visited with Polk, making it known that he is on the Boilermakers' recruiting radar.

"It was kind of a surprise visit, since I haven't been in contact with them," said Polk of Shoop's stop at school. "But I'm glad I had the visit."

Polk was not able to speak in-person with Shoop, but later chatted with him by telephone. Purdue made it known to Polk that he is in their plans. Shoop told Polk he hopes to evaluate him in a summer camp. No plans have officially been made, but Polk isn't counting out Purdue.

"They're a great school, so I'm definitely keeping them in my options," Polk said of Purdue. "I want to get a good education."

Polk, a 6-foot-2 wideout, has received the strongest interest from Indiana, Iowa and Louisville. The Boilermakers have yet to offer, but that could come down the road, if not sooner.

One edge which Purdue holds over its competitors is a respected engineering program. Polk plans to major in engineering in college.

"Purdue has one of the best engineering schools in the country," said Polk. "That degree is great and the program has a great reputation for their graduates."

The reputation for Purdue's football team could be on the upswing, too. New head coach Darrell Hazell hopes to rebuild the program and Polk has taken notice.

"Coach Hazell is a great coach, coming from Kent State," he said. "I've heard a lot of great things. He has a good staff with him and they have potential to be really good. They've got to rebuild a little bit, like any school bringing in a new coach."

Polk said he hopes to sit down with Purdue receivers coach Kevin Sherman and discuss the offense and what his role could pertain. The Boilermakers must hope their receiving prospect is still on the market.

Chris Emma has covered recruiting, college athletics and professional baseball for FOX Sports Next since 2009. Emma covered the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Northwestern Wildcats, and currently covers the Purdue Boilermakers. A Chicago native, he resides in West Lafayette.
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