USF is down another linebacker heading into fall camp because redshirt junior Andre Polk, Jr. is no longer listed on the online roster.
A USF official told The Daily Stampede that Polk has been medically disqualified due to the series of injuries he sustained at USF. He will remain on scholarship to finish his academic career, but will not count toward the 85 allotted scholarships for active participation in football.
The oft-injured Polk missed all of spring because he was recovering from an injury. That seemed to be the story of Polk’s tenure with the Bulls. He played in just three games during his three seasons in Tampa.
Polk redshirted his freshman season in 2016, played in three games in 2017—totaling five tackles, all of which came at San Jose State—and then did not play in 2018 due to a knee injury.
The Fort Myers native was rated as a three-star (.8520) by 247Sports coming out of high school, and chose the Bulls over offers from Iowa State, Minnesota, Louisville, Tulane, and few others.
Polk was one of the last remaining holdovers from former head coach Willie Taggart’s final recruiting class. 12-of-16 signees are no longer with the team.
We wish Andre the best.