After his Labor Day weekend visit, Makai Ashton-Langford committed to UConn, giving Kevin Ollie’s 2017 class one commitment after the Zach Brown fiasco. Some said that this was a little late in the game to get the first verbal, but he came hard and fast to fill out what is turning out to be another strong class.
On September 14, last Wednesday, power forward Josh Carlton committed to put the class at two. Ollie just earned the third verbal from forward Tyler Polley, who visited with Ashton-Langford.
Excited to be a UCONN Husky! #Blessed #Godisgreat #Huskeynation pic.twitter.com/f4pqp0YzpG— Tyler Polley (@Tyler_polleyyy) September 20, 2016
Polley, a four-star recruit, is listed as the 98th-ranked player nationally in the Rivals ranking of the class of 2017 and will be taking his talents to Storrs. He had only taken one other official visit, to Tennessee, and held offers from LSU, Southern California, Georgia Tech, and TCU, among others.
Polley is listed at 6 foot-7 and 215 pounds. He plays his high school ball at Sagemont High and is from Weston, Florida.
“I was amazed,” Polley said in an interview with William S. Paxton, of UConn Report, about his visit to UConn.
New assistant Dwayne Killings was recruiting Polley while he was still at Temple and convinced Ollie to get the Huskies in the mix after coming over in July.
Polley is long, has a reputation for being a good mid-range shooter, and passer. His shot is not as good as Ollie’s, however. The two had a shooting contest while he visited which Ollie won. Now he’ll get a chance for a re-match.
The Huskies now have two scholarships left for this season, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 before the roster opens wide for the 2019-2020 season.
Kevin Ollie on a roll right now. Tyler Polley becomes the 3rd member of the 2017 class. Here’s the updated scholarship grid: pic.twitter.com/8GiO3PJ4bM— tcf15 (@tcf_15) September 20, 2016