One of the state's top prospects from Miami (FL) will make his decision on signing day. At 6-foot-2,170 pounds, wide receiver Willie Pope is one of the most talented prospects in the state this year. He is also the younger brother of current University of Miami standout wide receiver Andre Johnson.
Pope used to play cornerback, receiver, quarterback, and tight end in high school. However, he wants to play the wide receiver position at the next level. He apparently will not be disappointed, as Pope is being recruited as a WR.
Pope said as of right now, he has two schools in mind, as he has received offers from both UCF and Akron. Because of a change in his visiting schedule, Pope will make a trip to Akron on the weekend of Jan. 24 instead of visiting Vanderbilt.
He just returned from his visit to UCF, which was his first and only visit. During his visit to Orlando, Pope met Coach Mike Kruczek and was impressed. Pope said of Kruczek, "he's a nice coach."
"Sure, I would like to play for UCF," Pope replied when he was asked if he would like to play for the Knights.
Pope has an aspiration to play professional football. He said that he needs to work very hard to make it there, and conceded that he needs to improve his academics in order to achieve his goal. Like his brother Andre, he too wants to become an All-American.
Pope currently has a 2.5 GPA and is scheduled to take the ACT next month.
He does not know what he will major in, but plans to enroll early in the summer semester and get a head start.
On Feb. 5, Pope will have a decision to make. He will pick between Akron and UCF, or any other school that makes a late run at him.
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