Shiloh Senior is a Sleeper

Last week Alex Pope made the play of his career. With the Habersham QB flushed out of the pocket, he stepped up and fired a pass down the middle of the field. Pope came over the top and ripped the football away from the receiver, but he was not done. The senior cornerback banked to the left side of the field and housed it for a 70-yard touchdown.

Pope has been making magnificent plays all season with several more highlight interceptions where he makes excellent well-timed breaks.

“My senior season has been an amazing experience, accomplishing a lot of goals I set for myself and all the hard work is paying off,” Pope said.

With 4 interceptions on the year and over 10 pass breakups, Pope is definitely an under-the-radar defensive back who has a chance to make the All-State honorable mention team next month on the site.

There has definitely been a marked improvement for the 2023 recruit over the last year.

“I’ve definitely improved on playing with more confidence and trusting my ability to make elite plays on the ball,” he said.

With the playoffs happening this weekend against Alpharetta, Pope talked about what to expect.

“My thoughts heading into playoffs right now are that I have very high hopes for me and my team we look very prepared to take on Alpharetta and it is set to be an exciting match up but we are definitely ready.”

Pope said that he has one offer from Missouri Southern State but is hopeful his recruitment will pick up soon here.

“As of right now I have 1 offer from Missouri Southern State University and am looking forward to more rolling in and being more highly recruited nationwide. I am also in contact with Wittenberg University as they’ve shown interest in me but that is all.”

Pope said that he also has interest from Kennesaw State and recently took a visit. After watching his senior film, which is posted at the top of the article, Pope has the predisposition to make big plays. His reactions and quickness to dart in front of the receiver have been instrumental to his success senior year.

At about 5’10” and 165 lbs., Pope is on the smaller side, but he shows excellent balance and body control which suggests a strong core. He is a pesky defender who will get in your face, and play press coverage but shows the instincts to break off his zone and make impact plays.

We like Pope and think both D1 and D2 programs should really take an interest in his senior year film, as it shows an underrated player with good instincts for the game. His recruitment should invariable pickup in the coming months here, so be sure to follow @RecruitGeorgia on Twitter to hear the latest on the senior and athletes all across the state of Georgia.


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