Polk is producing as a junior.
Another junior receiver to keep an eye on in the Hoosier State’s junior class is Hamilton Southeastern’s Cameron Polk.
Last Friday, the 6-foot-2, 170-pound Polk caught six passes for 209 yards and two touchdowns in a 50-35 victory over Zionsville, in a game played inside Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts.
Polk has battled injuries early in his high school career but has flourished this fall. Also a state qualifier in track as a sophomore, Hamilton Southeastern coach Scott May doesn’t think it will be long before Polk emerges as a Division-I recruit.
“I think he has the athletic ability and he has decent size and great grades,” May began. “He’s a good athlete. This is his first year really playing varsity football so time will tell. I know with how today is, everyone is recruiting earlier and earlier. I know at the end of the day, he’ll have some opportunities.
“He’s a good blocker, he’s gotten a lot more physical. His weight room has got a lot better. He’s a track guy. He has potential.”
Polk is looking forward to hearing from any school that wants to recruit him.
“I have open thoughts to most schools,” Polk said. “I’m really looking forward to playing football on a higher level. That’s my main goal, getting to the next level and playing.”
Polk’s older sister is a student at Tennessee, and he plans on attending the Vols-Alabama game in Knoxville on Oct. 20.
McCarthy wants to visit Iowa sometime soon.
“She really likes it there and from what she says, I’d like it too,” Polk said.
Junior Lineman Has Iowa Interest
The Hawkeyes have Hamilton Southeastern two-way lineman Jimmy McCarthy on the radar. The 6-foot-5, 260-pound junior is hoping to visit Iowa City within the next couple weeks.
“They’ve always had a good program and I like the coach,” McCarthy said. “I’ve done some research on them.”
McCarthy’s father Jim played at Tennessee and Villanova. He’s hoping to hear from the rest of the Big Ten conference and Vanderbilt as the recruiting process progresses.
“I’m sure guys are going to be interested once they see him on film,” May said. “His size and overall strength is really good. He may end up being an offensive guy at the next level. For me I needed him at defensive line and he does a good job there. Very physical, works hard, good weight room guy. I think he has a lot of potential.”
Crockham Stays On The Radar
Hamilton Southeastern is home to one of the top football players in the state in junior running back/receiver/linebacker prospect Jamitreus Crockham, who is unfortunately missing the season because of knee injury.
Crockham will be 100 percent for next fall.
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Crockham is on track to be 100 percent for next fall and college programs continue to keep him on the radar. He says he remains in touch with the coaching staffs at Cincinnati, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky and Wisconsin, and he’s looking forward to visiting Iowa City for a Hawkeyes game in the near future.
Crockham rushed for 1,009 yards and 16 touchdowns on just 131 carries as a sophomore. He was offered by Toledo back on June 19.