The Inland Empire is home for one very best prospects for the class of 2008. Chris Polk (6-0, 200, 4.45) from Redlands (Calif.) East Valley has seen his stock heat up after signing day with four quick offers.
"I knew Chris was going to he highly recruited," East Valley coach Kurt Bruich said. "Pete Carroll himself and the USC Trojans offered Chris a scholarship."
USC wasn't the only school that thought enough of the athletic Polk to offer scholies. He also has offers from Oregon, Washington and UTEP.
It looks there will be several more schools following suit. Polk is already hearing from a who's who list of the nation's college programs. Some of those schools are Notre Dame, LSU, Michigan, Florida State, Arizona State, Oregon State, and UCLA.
USC has been a lifelong favorite for both Polk and his family so that may give the Trojans the edge. It is very early in the process so anything can happen at this stage.
Polk brings a plethora of athleticism to the table and though he is considered one of the Southland's best receivers he has the ability to play defensive back and of course play on special teams.
USC is recruiting him as an athlete who could end up in the slot or at cornerback.
Polk plans to take as many camps as he can, but that could change with all the early recruiting activity.
Polk hauled in 62 receptions for 1,167 yards and 12 receiving touchdowns while averaging 18.8 yards per catch. He also did a nice job running the football rushing for 384 yards and scoring 11 touchdowns on the ground while averaging 6.2 yards per rush.
As a sophomore, Polk led East Valley in rushing with 446 yards and four touchdowns. He was second on the team with 764 receiving yards. He also had 64 receptions and eight touchdowns.
Adding into the equation is Polk's ability as a punt and kick returner. He had 390 return yards as a sophomore and led East Valley in total yards as a sophomore with 1,600.