The Pitt Panthers are going to receive another official visit from an athlete from Texas.
A day after running back Che Nwakuko from Manor, Texas announced that he’d make an official visit to Pitt on June 25-27, safety Marquan Pope did the same thing and will make a visit to Pittsburgh at the end of June. This decision by Pope comes just nine days after receiving his offer from Randy Bates.
Pope plays safety but with his size, Bates believes he has the athletic ability to convert to linebacker, like former safety Phil Campbell did after signing with Pitt as a safety.
“They told me they love how versatile that I can be,” Pope told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “I feel like I can cover anybody in the country. They also like how I’m also able to come down and lay the wood when needed. I take pride in myself that I’m able to do so much for a team and he really enjoyed that when looking at my film. Coach also talked about me possibly playing the SAM linebacker position. I’m definitely still growing and getting into my body so I could grow more, gain more weight and grow into that true linebacker position or I could just grow into playing as a true safety. It’s still unknown but with my current body size, I believe I’m a safety that can lay the wood and come down and make plays in the box.
Aside from Pitt, Pope also holds offers from Kansas, Army, Air Force, Liberty, Tulsa and Navy.