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