Trojans offer REV's Polk scholarship

Chris Polk has been offered a football scholarship by USC

Chris Polk has been offered a football scholarship by USC, Kurt Bruich said this week.


"Pete Carroll called and asked if he could talk to me," the Redlands East Valley coach said. "He said they were going to offer Chris a scholarship. I was amazed. It's pretty cool."


Bruich said Trojan coach Carroll spoke to Polk and made the offer, noting that he was impressed with the tape of the 6-foot, 200-pound wideout/defensive back.


"I talked to him and he said he liked watching my film," said Polk, who will be a senior in the fall.


"He said he thought I could contribute to their program and that usually they don't offer this early, but that they liked what they saw.


"He also said to keep working hard and to concentrate on taking the (Scholastic Aptitude Test)."


Polk has a 2.7 grade point average.


On the field, he is a marvel at wideout, making 62 catches for 1,167 yards and 12 touchdowns last season. He also rushed 62 times for 384 yards and 11 scores.


Polk scored 14 points a game for REV (7-4), helping the Wildcats to a second-place finish in the Citrus Belt League. He averaged 165.8 all-purpose yards per game.


On defense he had two interceptions and one recovery.


"About 10 minutes after they hung up, Pete Carroll called again and said ‘You know, this is a really big deal. We don't do this too often, but we think Chris is a really special player.'" Bruich said.


REV had six players sign NCAA scholarships on Wednesday, including quarterback Ronnie Fouch (University of Washington), defensive back Marquis Persley (Washington) and linebacker Andre Ferguson (Idaho). Others were lineacker Justin Marquez (Weber State), offensive lineman Caleb Turner (Weber State) and offensive lineman Josh Wallace (Minnesota State University Moorhead).


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