Westlake WR Still Looking

Atlanta, GA - Tim Pope, the 6-foot-2, 200-pound wide receiver from Westlake High School, talks to GAVSV.com about his upcoming Big Ten visit. Look inside for more recruiting updates on this Scout.com two-star prospect.

Westlake wide receiver Tim Pope is still undecided about his recruiting decision.  He recently visited Ball State and came away impressed with what the Cardinals had to offer.

"It was a great visit," said Pope.  "I felt like I really fit in with the players at Ball State.  The coaches are really great guys. They seemed to know what they're doing and what they needed me to do.  They said I was the No. 1 wide receiver they were recruiting right now.  I would have the opportunity to play right away.  They said I was ranked pretty high on their recruiting list."

Wide Receivers Coach Jeff Hecklinski is recruiting Pope for the Cardinals.  Ball State already has seven players from Georgia on there current roster. 

Pope has very good height at over 6-foot-2 and plays with a tough and aggressive attitude that is hard to find in wide receivers.  In fact, Some teams have expressed interest in him as a safety. 

"Ball State likes me at wide receiver," Pope said.  "Some schools want me to play safety.  Some think I can gain a few pounds, get a little bit stronger and play at the tight end position."

Pope travels to Bloomington this weekend to visit with Head Coach Terry Hoeppner and Indiana University.  Pope is already holding an offer from the Hoosiers.  Safety Coach Mike Yeager is his recruiting coach.

"I've got a pretty good interest in Indiana," he said. "It's Big Ten football and that's a real tough conference.  That's one of the schools that is looking at me to play safety, but I don't mind as long as I'm on the field. It's all football."

"I'm not one of the top recruited players on their board, but I'm still pretty high.  They've been recruiting me pretty hard, especially here lately.  I know they are real good academically and that will be very important to me when I make my decision."

Pope totaled 900 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns on the season.

Bowling Green, Tulane and Marshall are also hard on the recruiting trail for the two-star prospect.  Each school has offered.  Pope said he was going to wait until signing day to make a decision. 

"My favorite schools are Indiana, Ball State, Marshall and Bowling Green," said Pope.

If you have any questions about Tim Pope or any other Peach State prospect, then please visit the The Georgia Varsity Sports Vent Premium Board moderated by John Marchant.

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