Parker Poloskey is hoping his decision to play football at Army will bring more attention to his high school.
Poloskey said players from Olympic Heights in Boca Raton can sometimes get overlooked in the Florida recruiting hotbed.
“I come from a school that doesn’t get a lot of kids to the next level,” said Poloskey, a 6-foot-4, 225-pound tight end that committed to the Black Knights on Nov. 18. “Recruiting from Division I schools was unheard of for most kids at my school. With that being said, I wanted to change this idea that you have to go to a good (winning high) school to make it big.”
Poloskey’s recruiting was turned up when he received an offer from Army in May. Poloskey was “blown away” by a visit to West Point in July.
“The coaches were awesome and made it feel like home,” Poloskey said. “Besides football, the school sets you up for life to be a great, successful man.”
Poloskey’s knowledge of West Point was limited prior to recruiting. The academics and life after graduation piqued Poloskey’s interests.
“A degree from West Point is the same if not better than an Ivy League degree and allows you to be successful financially and get basically any job you desire,” Poloskey said. “It makes you a leader and better man as you see from the many great leaders that have come out of there.”