Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Interest rising for 2014 WR Cameron Polk
By Jared Shanker
Coming into the 2012 season, Cameron Polk (Fishers, Ind./Southeastern Hamilton) was a name few people knew. The talent was there, but the film was not. Polk missed the majority of his first two seasons because of injury.
Polk’s junior season was injury free, however, and the interest is coming in from all over the region. With the stress fracture issue in his back resolved, Polk finished the season with more than 700 yards on 31 catches.
The 6-foot-2, 175-pound receiver even broke a few school records. He scored a 97-yard touchdown, and in that same game set a record for least amount of catches (six) to register 200 receiving yards.
“It was the first play of scrimmage on offense, backed up on the 3 and the coaches decided to throw a bomb on a post route and it was wide open,” Polk said of the long score.
Programs such as Cincinnati, Indiana, Iowa, Louisville and Michigan State are already looking hard at Polk. His next college visit will come Nov. 17 to Michigan State.
“I’d like to see how the athletic facilities are and how they help out the student-athletes with their grades,” Polk said. “A couple friends have gone to Michigan State and they like it so far.”
Polk’s first visit this season went to Indiana for the Ohio State game back in October.
“It was pretty exciting. It was an unreal atmosphere and the game was real exciting,” he said. “Even though they lost I still enjoyed it.”
As a receiver, Polk said he can do it all, but his speed is his calling card.
“I feel like I’m very diverse, able to catch and able to block as well. I can block and help the run game,” Polk said. “And my speed sets me apart from most.”
Polk said he runs a 4.5 in the 40-yard dash, and he competes in the 200-meter dash and the 4 x 100 relay for the track team.