The Grand Canyon State of Arizona is an ever improving state when it comes to developing D-I prospects with its growing population it only stands to reason. One of the best the state has to offer out of the class of 2008 is running back Ray Polk (6-1, 190, 4.45) from Phoenix (Ariz.) Brophy College Prep.
Polk already has written offers on the table from Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon State, Colorado, Oklahoma State, Nevada and San Diego State.
When you think of explosive speed you think about players like Polk. He also runs track for Brophy College Prep and took the State 5A title in the 110-HH as a sophomore with a time of 14.17.
If there were any doubters about Polk's speed they were removed last January when he ran the fastest 40 time at the US Army All-American combine when ran a 4.49 on a cold and windy day.
On the gridiron Polk earned first-team all-state and first-team all-district honors after rushing for approximately 1,600 yards.
Polk was also selected District Player of the Week three times last year in a five game season, yet still somehow lost the POY award to a senior.
"Ray kind of reminds me of Eric Dickerson when he carries the, but he can carry people," Brophy College Prep coach Scooter Molander said. "He didn't play until the second game of the season and still he rushed for 1,600 yards and 24 touchdowns while averaging 9 yards a carry.
"The last seven ball games of the year we outscored our opponents 303 to 60," Molander said. "So for many games Ray was out of the game before the middle of the third quarter. He could of had a lot more yards but that's not the kind of program we run.
Polk is just beginning to learn the running back position but he has picked it up quite quickly. He started as a sophomore at cornerback before an injury to another player moved him to running back.
Polk has a very high football IQ and is definitely who could quickly get on the fast track on college recruiting lists coast-to-coast.