Fishers (Ind.) Hamilton Southeastern wide receiver Cameron Polk has known for several weeks Louisville is the place he wanted to continue his career. On Friday, that commitment was made official.
"I've liked Louisville for awhile now and have been in contact with the coaches a lot," Polk said. "Today, Coach [Vance] Bedford had talked to my high school coach and he told me to give [Bedford] a call. I called them and they let me know that they were willing to accept my commitment and were excited to have me."
Polk had first broached the subject of a commitment with the Louisville coaches three weeks earlier, but they were not ready to accept his commitment at that time.
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"It was right before their camps and they wanted to hold off and make sure they got all their recruits to camp to check them out," Polk said. "When they got back to me they said, 'If you're still down to commit, we're ready for you.'"
Polk was still set to commit when the Louisville coaches were ready for him. He had done his research and knew the Cardinals had what he was looking for.
"When it came to making my decision, there was a lot of talking with my parents and my high school coach," Polk said. "I've taken a lot of visits down there - campus visits, not just football [visits]. I really like the school, really like the program and became real close with the coaches throughout our few months of contact."
The 6-foot-1, 186-pound Polk had received offers from several other Division I programs, but is happy to have his recruiting process over.
"It is a big weight lifted off my shoulders," he said. "I really wanted to commit before the season started, and now I can just go out there, have a good time and not worry about having to choose a college and the stress that comes along with it."