Offers piling up for Polite-Bray

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The Tennessee Volunteers and Derek Dooley were the first to the table when offering Georgia native and wide receiver prospect DeMarquis Polite-Bray and ever since it has been a feeding frenzy.

The Vols first offered Polite-Bray on Feb. 10, his birthday, and since numerous offers have rolled in including Ole Miss, Middle Tennessee, Wake Forest, Louisville and Colorado State among others.

The class of 2013 prospect is currently being recruited by Tennessee defensive backs coach Derrick Ansley.

"Coach Derrick Ansley has been my recruiter at Tennessee," Polite-Bray told InsideTennessee. "He is a really good guy. We keep in contact all the time and he keeps me updated on what is going on at Tennessee.

"He is trying to get me to camp there this summer. I am going to fit them into the schedule."

The King (Ga.) High School product is all set to begin spring practice this week, although he will be forced to miss a few practices, but not due to injury.

"I am trying to accomplish a lot this spring," he said. "I want to improve my game and hopefully get some more offers. I am actually headed to the state track meet and I am going to have to miss a little bit of spring practice. I run the 4x400 relay."

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound wide receiver prospect plans on hitting the weights hard this offseason in order to pack on some poundage.

"I plan on hitting the weight room really strong and trying to put on some weight," Polite-Bray said. "I want to get up to 185 pounds and I want to focus on my technique too. I want to make myself a more technical player."

The Lithonia, Ga., native may currently reside in the Peach State, but he definitely has some Volunteer State connections.

"I like Tennessee because it is close to home and it was my first offer," he said. "My dad is from Tennessee too. He was really excited about me getting the Tennessee offer."

Polite-Bray is also teammates with four-star offensive guard prospect Joshua Outlaw, who actually told his friend about his Orange and White offer.

The rising senior snagged 20 passes for 300 yards and five touchdowns as a junior and recently proved his skill at the Atlanta MVP Camp at Avalon Fields, earning wide receiver MVP from director Chad Simmons and several other coaches.

Polite-Bray plans to visit Florida, Clemson and Tennessee among others this summer in order to get a firm grasp on his suitors.

"I am looking for a school that really needs me at their school," he said. "I want to have a good relationship with the coaches too."

Chris Price is a staff writer for He was previously an intern for the site for two years before graduating from the University of Tennessee. He joined the InsideTennessee team in 2009.

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