Coached by Steve Lineweaver at Euless Trinity HS … two-time All-District 6-5A defensive end … helped Trinity to an undefeated regular season and the third round of the Class 5A Div. I playoff by compiling 43 tackles and 1.5 quarterback sacks as a senior … as a junior, he compiled 60 tackles, including five quarterback sacks … 4-star prospect by ESPN and 247sports.com … ESPNU rated Manukainiu as the No. 33 defensive end in the nation … rated the No. 16 strongside defensive end in the nation by 247sports.com … 3-star prospect by Scout.com and Rivals.com … ranked No. 39 defensive end nationally by Scout.com … No. 30 defensive end nationally by Rivals.com … ranked the No. 39 overall player and the No. 5 defensive end in the state of Texas by SuperPrep.
Polo Manukainiu is the son of Lima Uhatafe … born Jan. 22, 1994 ... recreation, parks, and tourism sciences major.