College Football Insiders “Pac-10 players to watch for 2010” series continues on the offensive side of the ball with Washington’s Chris Polk.
Before his arrival on campus, Chris Polk was being touted as a Reggie Bush-type of player; many wondered if Polk’s future might be at wide receiver. Unfortunately, a true-freshman season consisting of a handful of carries, an injury, and a season lost to a medical red-shirt was what followed. Expectations for the highly-touted prospect were tempered and the Bush comparisons were largely dropped.
Last season Polk got a second attempt at his freshman campaign and was able to redefine how others viewed his style of play. On a national stage in South Bend against the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame, Polk put on an impressive