"I just got offers from USC and Southern Miss," Pope told JCFootball.com. "I already had offers from Alabama, Auburn and Mississippi State and I've been talking a lot with Florida and UCF."
As a freshman in 2014, Pope finished with 42 tackles and 5.5 sacks while playing both defensive tackle and defensive end.
Last fall, he took the year off to take care of some off-the-field issues, but he's back and ready to go this fall.
"It was a minor setback for a major comeback," Pope said.
The talented defensive lineman is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have two years to play two following the 2016 football season.