Herb Pope, Scout.com's No. 9 overall prospect in the Class of 2007, is now a target of the Kansas State Wildcats. According to multiple sources, Pope has been offered by the Wildcats and is a priority recruit for new coach Bob Huggins.
The connection with Pope, outside of the obvious Pittsburgh roots where Pope now plays high school ball, is through an AAU coach. One of Huggins' best friends, J.O. Stright, is the head coach of the Pittsburgh Jots, Pope's AAU team. The Jots have been good to Huggins over the years and Pope was at one-time committed to Pittsburgh.
Pope is the most heavily recruited player in the Pittsburgh area since Huggins landed Danny Fortson.