Alabama football has extended an offer to yet another 2022 prospect. Jake Pope reported an offer from the Crimson Tide Wednesday.
Pope is a product of Buford High School in Buford, Georgia. He holds more than 20 D1 football offers. Alabama’s safeties’ coach Charles Kelly informed Pope of his offer from Alabama.
After helping the Tide sign Brian Branch in the 2020 recruiting class, Kelly has his eyes on another Georgia prospect, who may play within the secondary at the next level.
“It was a great talk,” Pope said. “I like him (Charles Kelly) a lot as a coach and as a person.”
Pope’s offer list is continuing to grow. Boston College and Virginia are among the latest programs to offer him. The Georgia product referred to Alabama’s offers as a dream one based on what he has seen from them throughout his entire life.
Wow blessed beyond measures to earn a dream offer from the University of Alabama! ⚪️🔴 #RollTide @ChadSimmons_ @CoachKellyUA1 @Coach_Davis22 @Mansell247 @Rivalsfbcamps @CFravel247 pic.twitter.com/eXiTISWV1r
— Jake Pope (@JakePope24) January 21, 2021
“It’s a very well-known program,” Pope advised Landing Alabama. “They’re recognized for his or her tradition and the way profitable they’re. I really like the way in which they do issues. I really feel it’s a dream provide as a result of I’ve been watching what they’ve finished my complete life, and so they have simply been a crew I’ve at all times thought it will be nice to get a suggestion from.”
The 2022 prospect helped Buford win the 6A state championship this season with stellar performances on either side of the soccer. His ball abilities and excellent vertical was on show on offense and protection. Pope additionally possesses some elite quickness which makes him a weapon with the ball in his fingers and as a route runner.
Kelly will like Pope to play defensive again in Tuscaloosa, however feels he has the potential to be an offensive star as properly.
“I really feel like I can monitor the ball down on offense very properly and excessive level it,” Pope mentioned. “I additionally really feel like my velocity helps me on either side of the ball. I can also sort out in open house and canopy receivers properly. I play either side of the ball so he (Charles Kelly) mentioned he may see me on both facet, however he particularly needs me as a security.”
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Alabama doesn’t have a verbal dedication from a 2022 defensive again in the meanwhile however are anticipated to signal a very good quantity. Nick Saban has signed a minimum of 4 to 5 defensive backs within the final couple of recruiting cycles. The 2022 recruiting cycle appears to be no completely different, and Pope may turn into one of many Tide’s prime defensive again targets.
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Justin Smith is a Scouting/Recruiting analyst for Landing Alabama Journal. You possibly can observe him on Twitter, through @Jdsmith31Smith