Pope Uses Spring to Get Noticed

San Diego (Calif.) University's Cody Pope, the 6-5, 275-pound lineman, has four scholarship offers and is hearing from many more programs after having an impressive spring...

San Diego (Calif.) University offensive lineman Cody Pope (6-5, 275) has received four scholarship offers so far, and a handful of other schools could be on the verge of offering.

"My offers have come from Colorado, Idaho, San Diego State and Washington," said Pope.

Among other schools he's hearing from are Utah, Fresno State, Oklahoma, USC and UCLA.

Pope hasn't named a favorite, though he said the Sooners and Trojans are two schools he has a good amount of interest in, while the hometown Aztecs are also in the mix.

"I was at the USC camp and I felt I did really well there, and the staff took an interest in me," said Pope. "And I like San Diego State. Coach (Ed) White is the line coach there and he is a great coach."

Pope spent most of his junior year as a defensive lineman, but is projecting to be an offensive lineman in college. "I've played a lot of defensive tackle, but my future is definitely at offensive lineman. I'm very aggressive, so the transition to playing offense shouldn't be that bad. I know I'm the type of player who could take the transition," Pope said.

Pope attended the Scout.com Combine. He said, "I felt I did well there. I got some feedback from some people there and they told me I was their #1 sleeper. And I'm only going to get better."

His summer plans include camps at San Diego State and USC, as well as possibly Colorado or Utah.

As a junior, Pope recorded 45 tackles at defensive tackle and eights sacks.

When it comes to picking a college, Pope said, "I'm really wide open. I want to take some trips, because I'm pretty open to any schools. I'm leaving all the doors open."

Academically, Pope is carrying a 2.5 GPA and took the SAT on June 4th.

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