Pope Still Very Interested in Colorado

There might not an offensive lineman in southern California this year with more upside than Cody Pope. Pope just completed his first full year as an offensive tackle and helped pave the way for Demetrius Sumler. Sumler ended up as the league player of the year after rushing for almost 2,500 yards with the majority coming behind Pope. Sumler's recruitment to CU could have a big effect on Pope's decision.

Height: 6-5
Weight: 275
40 time: 5.04
Bench: 300
Squat: 440
Clean: 290
From: San Diego, California
High School: University

"That is the biggest thing for me," Cody Pope explained. "I want to see if they are going to recruit my teammate (Demetrius Sumler). When those coaches were at Boise they told him he was their No.1 back. I think if Colorado offers Demetrius, he'll go there. If he goes there, there is a good chance I will go there. It would be sweet to be with my running back, again."

Pope's father recently contacted CU. "He asked the old staff to put in a good word with the new staff. I don't think Coach Borbely is staying there so that is too bad, but Coach Cabral is and he is a good guy."

The offensive tackle has upcoming visits to Washington and Tennessee. Both schools have offered Pope. He already tripped to Utah. "Utah is in the lead right now but I am going to take all my visits before deciding."

The three schools competing for his final two visits are Colorado, San Diego State and Cal. "I might visit Colorado on the 20th, but I have to talk to the new staff. Cal has not offered me yet, but they have been calling me a lot lately. They probably found out that I passed my test a couple weeks ago and am qualified now. So they might be calling to offer me. I spoke with Coach (Chuck) Long at San Diego State, yesterday. I asked him if he was going to keep (long time Pope family friend) Coach White and he promised me that he would know about his staff after the Holidays. I have known Coach White for such a long time. He has basically been recruiting me since the seventh grade. If he stayed there, San Diego State has a much better shot."

The BSN will catch up with Pope in a couple weeks to see how his visits went and if he has scheduled a trip to Boulder.

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