Polu Picks Army

Although holding offers from multiple BCS schools, Henderson (NV) Liberty defensive end Jarvis Polu decided that playing football while serving his country was the best fit for him.

Originally wanting to visit his three favorite schools – Army, Washington State and Wisconsin – before making a college decision, Henderson (NV) Liberty defensive end Jarvis Polu just couldn't pass up the honor of playing football while serving his country.

Polu committed to Army on June 25, picking the Black Knights over offers from Colorado, Colorado State, Nevada, San Diego State, San Jose State, UNLV, UTEP, Washington State and Wisconsin.

"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.


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