Heels move into three-way tie for Pope

In addition to the work that goes into the preparation for their ACC opening game this Saturday in Charlottesville, the Tar Heels' coaching staff has been working the phones since September 1st, in an effort to better their chances with many of the top talent across the nation.

The UNC coaching staff was among the three schools to contact Cumberland (Md.) Fort Hill S/TB Andre Pope, and for their efforts have dethroned former leader Clemson.

"It's now a three-way tie," stated Pope, who claims offers from Clemson, North Carolina, Penn State, and Virginia Tech. "It's between UNC, Virginia Tech, and Clemson. I like [each schools'] playing time, and coaching staffs."

Regardless, Pope doesn't plan to commit anytime soon. The 6-foot-1, 203-pounder figures to take all five of his official visits with his three favorites already granted a slot.

"I plan to take my [official] visits before deciding," remarked Pope. "But I haven't set any yet. I plan on using all five [allotted visits]."

Pope, who's mostly being recruited to play safety, put on a show stopping performance in his high school's opening game leading them to a 61-14 win over Bowling Brook Academy. Pope posted 134 yards and three touchdowns one only 11 carries.

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