Mark Pope has exploded onto the recruiting scene.
"It's something I am really enjoying," said the wide receiver from Southridge High School. "It's big; it's a dream come true for me."
"It feels good. It feels great," said Pope after picking up his offer from the Gators. "Florida, I like the coaches, I like the players, and I like the offense they run. Florida is a big school I always wanted."
Pope was offered by Florida wide receivers assistant, Kerry Dixon, and although it is his more recent offer, Pope is very familiar with the program.
"I always grew up watching Florida, Florida and 'Bama," he said. "My friend I know he goes to Florida, [wide receiver] Antonio Callaway. Antonio, he just told me like stay prayed up and you're time will come and it finally came."
Pope hopes to visit Gainesville sometime in the summer, but has no plans to visit any school before then. Hee says his only focus this spring is to work hard and get better.
"Working on my route running and getting bigger."