A couple of programs from Indiana are in the running to land a 2013 linebacker out of Ohio.
Columbus (Ohio) Whetstone outside linebacker Dezwan Polk lists Indiana and Purdue as his two favorite schools. In fact, he was close to committing to one of the two back in the spring.
Purdue assistant coach Tim Tibezar communicates often with Polk through Facebook and lets him know the Boilermakers hope he again wants to commit to Purdue. Polk thought about it toward the end of his junior year of high school but backed off.
“They’re a BCS team, Big Ten football, and it’s not too far away from home,” Polk said.
Indiana is the other program at the top for the 6-foot-3, 210-pound linebacker. Polk frequently speaks with Hoosiers assistant Kevin Johns, and Johns is excited to see Polk’s senior film. Through seven games, Polk estimates he has 60 tackles and three sacks.
“He tells me to keep playing hard and send him my senior film,” Polk said.
Both programs have what Polk is looking for, he said.
“I’m looking for a school with high exposure and a safe environment,” he said. “I don’t want to go anywhere where it’s a city and it's real rowdy.”
Ball State, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Ohio, Toledo and Youngstown State have also offered. Polk said a decision and visits will come after the season.
“I’ll sit down with my parents and discuss things and plan stuff,” he said.