"The military profession has some of the highest job security," Polu told Fox Sports Next. "I am really excited for the challenge and the opportunity."
The 6-3, 245-pound Polu – ranked a three-star prospect and No.100 defensive end in the country by Fox Sports Next – was a virtual unknown in the spring, but picked up over a dozen offers. Even so, Army remained his favorite.
"It was a great experience," Polu said of the spring. "Throughout my entire career, I have not seen so many scouts come by the school: Wisconsin, Alabama, Nebraska and others. I have a 3.5 GPA, too, so it's nice to see my hard work paying off."
The second commit to Army's 2014 recruiting class, Polu finished his junior season with 51 tackles and five sacks.