Jarvis Polu, one of Army’s top recruits, watched Navy dismantled the Black Knights on television Saturday.
Polu, a defensive end from Liberty High in Henderson, Nev., verbally committed to West Point in June.
But, the news of Army coach Rich Ellerson’s firing Sunday after a 34-7 loss, was a, “shocker” to Polu, a three-star recruit who is ranked the fourth-best player overall in Nevada by rivals.com.
Ellerson’s departure leaves recruits in a tough spot.
Polu has decided to leave his college options open. He could be playing on the other side of the Army-Navy rivalry in the future.
Navy contacted Polu Monday. Polu said he will make an official visit to Annapolis on Jan. 31, 2014.
“To be honest, I was scared a little when I heard the news,” Polu said. “The coaches that I met on my official visit aren’t going to be there anymore.”
A coach from UNLV also called Polu to gauge his interest Monday.
Payam Saadat, Army’s former co-defensive coordinator, called to inform Polu that West Point was still going to be faithful to all of their commits.
“This kind of came out of the blue,” Polu said.