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Colorado OT commit Grant Polley to take Texas official visit this weekend

The ‘Horns will have a big opportunity to win over a key target.

Grant Polley

According to multiple reports, the Texas Longhorns will host Colorado Buffaloes offensive tackle commit Grant Polley on an official visit this weekend, finally providing some confirmation on the plans of the notoriously silent prospect.

The 6’4, 265-pounder from Denton was one of the first recruits to receive an offer from new head coach Tom Herman after arriving in Austin, which provides an indication of the importance Polley has to the 2017 recruiting class for the Longhorns.

Recruited by Herman and offensive line coach Derek Warehime at Houston, Polley committed to Colorado in July, shortly after his teammate Chris Miller, the two-way standout who is set to visit Austin on January 20.

Polley and Miller are part of a large group of Dallas-area recruits all committed to the Buffaloes, a fact that has strengthened their respective ties to head coach Mike Macintyre’s program.

However, proximity and tradition could help the ‘Horns as Herman and Warehime sell Polley on the future of the Texas program.

With 2017 US Army All-American Derek Kerstetter looking more like an interior lineman after working at guard in San Antonio last week, Polley’s importance to the 2017 class is heightened as the only current tackle target.