December 17, 2006
Pope is a Gamecock
Summit (Miss.) Southwest Community College defensive back Sam Pope played his high school football at Beaufort High School in the Palmetto State. After an official visit to the University of South Carolina over the weekend, he will now get the chance to return home once again.
"I committed to USC," the 6-foot-1, 195-pound Pope said. "I'm very excited about coming back to play close to home."
Pope, who had three interceptions this season, said he chose the Gamecocks for other reasons as well.
"I like their coaches a lot, and I like how they're going to use me. They said they're going to play me some at cornerback and some at safety because they need help at both of those spots. They also like my size because some of their other defensive backs are a little smaller."
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