Safety Jake Pope has narrowed his recruitment down to five schools. Georgia, Ohio State, Alabama, Notre Dame and North Carolina all made the cut for the Buford, Ga., product.
Pope is a versatile prospect that can play either safety or wide receiver at the next level. Sources around the program say that Georgia views him as a safety.
Pope has been on campus in Athens this summer and was impressed with what he saw. The Bulldogs have ramped up their pursuit over the summer, and the interest is mutual.
This is a legit 4.40 runner in the 40-yard dash. He is one of the most explosive players in the 2022 class and would be the most athletic Georgia commit if not for Malaki Starks.
The Buford coaching staff raves about Pope's work ethic. Gifted athletes can coast on their athletic traits in high school, but Pope is a perfectionist. He wants to know the nuances of both receiver and defensive back to be the best player he can be.
He fits the physical profile of a Georgia defensive back. Pope stands 6-foot-1 and is 190 pounds. His frame suggests he can add weight in college and not lose any athleticism.
The Bulldogs currently have three secondary commits. Pope would be the fourth, and some think that Georgia could take as many as six in this class.
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