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Polley impressed on trip to Boulder

Sitting on the Northwest edge of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in Texas, the city of Denton has produced more than 40 FBS signees since 2010. Just this cycle alone, Denton is home to six football prospects that are rated three-stars or higher by Rivals.com, and two others that hold scholarship offers.

Colorado is one of the programs that has flocked to Denton during the spring evaluation period. The Buffaloes strong interest in Denton High offensive lineman Grant Polley prompted the 6-foot-4, 265-pounder to visit Boulder last weekend.

“Colorado has a great coaching staff, great facilities and it is located in a great area, so I'll definitely be looking at them in the future,” Polley said. “They have everything I need there and it is a beautiful area. I was impressed. They are not trying to sell me anything they don't have. They are selling me Colorado, and I appreciate that.”

Polley has 17 reported offers in total, including offers from Arizona State, Baylor, Colorado, Colorado State, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi State, Missouri, North Carolina, Purdue, TCU and Texas Tech.

Polley was verbally committed to Kansas early in the process, but he backed off that pledge because he wanted to visit other schools without feeling guilty about it.

“I still like Kansas. I just needed to make sure I checked out all my options before committing again,” he said. “I am going to visit as many schools as possible this summer, I just hope everything works out financially. I am hoping to make a firm commitment before the summer ends, right before the season starts.”

Polley spoke highly of a recent trip he took to Texas Tech, and he stopped by TCU last Friday before flying out to Colorado.

“I grew up watching TCU a lot so I really like it there,” he said. “They are telling me it would be a prime spot for me, so that is another school I'll be looking at in the future.”

A first-team all-state selection as a junior, Polley prides himself on his footwork and tenacity between the lines. He hopes to study Business Marketing in college.

“At this point most of the colleges are going to have everything you need there. They are going to have the alumni base, the major I want, the facilities," Polley said. "Really it is just going to be where God leads me and that feeling I get when I walk on the campus. I really want to have that feeling that I want to call it my home for four to five years.”