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2017 Texas offensive lineman prospect Grant Polley de-commits from Kansas

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Kansas University football recruiting

Kansas University football recruiting

While the Kansas University football coaching staff continues to mine the country for talent and send out offers to athletes in the Class of 2017 and beyond, one previously committed KU target has decided to go a different direction.

Class of 2017 offensive lineman Grant Polley, of Denton, Texas, this morning announced on Twitter that he was de-committing from Kansas.

"After further careful consideration, and many weeks of prayer I have decided to de-commit from the University of Kansas and open up my recruitment," Polley wrote. "I will not be entertaining any interviews concerning this as I just want to finish this school year strong, enjoy the recruiting process and focus on the upcoming season."

Polley, a 6-foot-5, 275-pound lineman who initially committed to Kansas last January following the commitment of fellow-Class-of-2017 lineman Jared Hocker, has started to receive more and more interest from several big-name programs, including Baylor, Oklahoma, Texas Tech and others.

Because his commitment to Kansas was merely an oral pledge, Polley is free to re-open his recruitment and, though it probably is not likely, could choose to re-commit to Kansas down the road.

Polley ranks as the 65th best prospect in Texas by Rivals.com and is ranked as the 39th best offensive tackle in the nation.

His change of heart leaves KU with three oral commitments in the upcoming recruiting class — Hocker, Dallas running back Dom Williams and Louisiana athlete Travis Jordan.

Comments

Matt Tait 6 years, 2 months ago

Yeah. Not a great look, but not a huge surprise either. Those super early commitments (at least at a place in the position KU is currently in) are always tough to keep and you rarely see these types of programs keep them all. Onto the next one...

Dale Rogers 6 years, 2 months ago

I guess "commitment" doesn't mean the same to everyone.

Dirk Medema 6 years, 2 months ago

"the 65th best prospect in Texas by Rivals.com and is ranked as the 39th best offensive tackle in the nation"

That means that Polley is a stud, and our staff did a great job of evaluating his ability before others had clued in. While the program may not have risen to the place where they will retain players of this quality now, that ability and the positive attitude toward it all will result in the program continuing to improve. Someday they will.

Bville Hawk 6 years, 2 months ago

I think you are right. I hope you are right.

W Keith Swinehart II 6 years, 2 months ago

The coaches need to understand and stay with him.

Steve Macy 6 years, 1 month ago

When their name in on the scholarship, in class and in the practice field, then a commitment to KU football is official.

Jim Stauffer 6 years, 1 month ago

Our staff can obviously recruit. We will find other players. Talent on the roster is not of concern to me. We will have to wait until Beaty's guys are at least 4 yr and maybe 5 yr seniors to reap the benefits, but the day is coming.

We patiently wait for these guys to grow into Big 12 players.

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