Connecticut head basketball coach Kevin Ollie continues to do work on the recruiting trail and he snagged yet another significant recruit on Tuesday.
That is when class of 2017 four-star power forward Tyler Polley offered up a verbal pledge to play for the Huskies.
Polley took to Twitter to make his announcement.
— Tyler Polley (@Tyler_polleyyy) September 20, 2016
He also spoke with Dom Amore of the Hartford Courant on how he came to the decision to attend Connecticut.
“I wasn’t expecting to [commit this soon] at all,” Polley told The Courant Tuesday afternoon. “But the visit went great, I really loved the coaches and the campus and the players, and I just had this feeling. When I had the feeling, I didn’t want to back away from it.”
What was that feeling like? “It was home,” Polley said.
Polley is now the third player to commit to the Huskies in the last 15 days, as he follows the commitments of four-star point guard Makai Ashton-Langford and three-star center Josh Carlton.
Polley, a 6’7”, 190-pound power forward from Fort Lauderdale, Florida (The Sagemont School) is rated as a four-star recruit according to 247Sports. The site ranks him as the No. 135 overall prospect in the 2017 class and the 32nd-best power forward in the country. 247Sports also regards Polley as the 12th-best basketball player in the state of Florida.
He chose the Huskies over strong interest from home-town favorite Florida State. Polley also possessed offers from Tennessee, Dayton, Oklahoma, Pittsburgh, TCU, Pittsburgh, Temple and UAB. He was also receiving interest from Florida and Maryland.