Clips/Analysis of Possible UCLA OL Target

Sep. 22, KELLER, Texas -- Scout provides game footage and analysis of an up-and-coming offensive line prospect from Texas who is committed to Colorado, and recently heard from UCLA...

The above video features game clips of 2017 three-star offensive guard Grant Polley.

Game Analysis

Grant Polley, 2017 OG, Denton (Texas)

  • Game: Denton 37, Keller Timber Creek 28 -- at Keller ISD Athletic Complex in Keller, Texas (Sept. 15, 2016)
  • Size: 6-4, 285
  • Recruiting info: Polley has almost 30 FBS offers, more than half of which have come from Power Five conference programs. Polley committed in mid-July to Colorado. He is 1 of 2 Colorado commits for Denton High, which also features Buffs athlete/cornerback commit Chris Miller. Polley told Scout following this past weekend's game that he plans to unofficially visit Colorado on Oct. 1, when the Buffaloes host Oregon State. Among Polley's other offers are Arizona State, Baylor, Boise State, Cal, Houston, Kansas State, Michigan, Mississippi State, Missouri, North Carolina, TCU, and Texas Tech. Polley's most recent offer came two weeks ago from UCLA, giving him four Pac-12 offers.

Game analysis: Polley started at left tackle and played the majority of the game, even returning after suffering an apparent right knee injury. He said after the game that he thought he had simply tweaked it. Polley played through the pain and a slight limp that I noticed after he got back in the action, but it did not seem to hurt his effectiveness from his tackle spot.

Polley is a long-armed player who though we project as a guard, could wind up being a position-versatile player in college. He has adequate high for just about anywhere on the line and his wingspan is noticeable even from the press box. Polley measured 6-foot-4, 263 pounds in the spring, but looked larger. Sure enough, he said after the game that he was up to 285 pounds.

Polley can be a road-grader in the run game. There are technical aspects that will be addressed once he's in college -- hand placement, leverage consistency, etc. -- but his physical nature and high motor make him a difficult matchup for smaller defensive ends. He really leans on those guys and his ability to consistently win that matchup makes him quite a commodity for Denton High, especially late in games when they want to run the ball.

But his greatest attribute is likely his aforementioned potential for position-versatility. I would think that has much to do with his lengthy offer list. In Polley and William Sherman, Colorado has commitments from two of the top six offensive guards in Texas' senior class, which is strong at the top of the guard group.

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