Commits in limbo: Polu to visit Navy

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.

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