Navy pursuing Polu's brother

In a National Signing Day coup this past February, Navy was able to pry Jarvis Polu away from Army (and UNLV). Now the Navy coaches have their sights set on Polu's younger brother, Justin, a 6-foot-4, 295-pound offensive lineman from Silverado High School in Paradise, Nev. Although he's being heavily recruited by a variety of D-1 colleges, Polu is very interested in possibly joining his brother.

"Coach Johns, from Navy, offered me," Justin Polu told "He said for me not to worrying about my brother playing there, that isn't why they're recruiting me. They love my size and the way I move. I think it's an excellent opportunity to have. From everything I've heard from my brother, he loves it, and I trust his judgment. He said that it's all about the brotherhood. Teammates help each other out. He also told me that from the first time he visited campus it felt like home. It would be great going there with him, especially being that far away. There a lot to be said for going to the Navy Academy. My dad is retired Army and I've always thought about going down that kind of path myself."

Polu was first offered by Colorado State and has since been verbally offered by Idaho, Navy, and Weber State. He says a majority of the Pac-12 schools have been expressing interest and he's most recently been hearing from UC-Davis.

"Things are still up in the air with my recruiting," he said. "It's a good thing I got the Navy offer if I decide to go the military route but I don't plan on committing to anyone anytime soon. First and foremost I want to receive a good education. My family is big on academics. Football comes after education. I want to pursue an engineering major and want to find the best program for that. With football, I want to be in a great atmosphere but it really just comes down to playing ball."

Polu attends Silverado High School, unlike his brother who went to neighboring Liberty. He became a starter on varsity as a sophomore at right guard and was named first team All-Sunrise (Northeast) League as a junior.

"I've improved on my strength tremendously," he said on his off-season work. "Some things I can still improve upon are my quickness and staying low. I've been work hard on my hand placement and my footwork is getting better."

Polu says that the Silverado Skyhawks run an offense similar to Auburn's run-heavy, up-tempo style. The team hopes to improve on the 3-7 record they posted in 2013. Top Stories