It is a lean year for tight ends in the south this year, but Georgia fans need not worry. The best tight end prospect that I've seen all season will be on campus in the very near future.
Leonard Pope is an amazing physical specimen. He signed with Georgia in February but failed to qualify. He has spent the year playing against some of the top players in the nation and getting bigger and stronger. When he gets to Georgia, he will still have 5 years to play 4.
He was not listed on Hargrave's master roster at the combine on Monday, because he is already committed. Coach Robert Prunty demands that players honor their commitments. But when Pope began to warm up, college coaches from around the country began shuffling papers looking to find out who "That Pope kid is".
At 6-7 / 6-8 and 241 pounds he will be a huge target at tight end. He is already strong as he did 13 reps of 225, and it is just a matter of time before he fills out even more. He has the ability to make a contribution on the field right away.
Pope took a few minutes out of his time to talk with BorderWars about Georgia and his plans in the near future. Hope you enjoy the video.