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Enormous South Florida Offensive Tackle Commits to Kentucky


The commitments continue to roll in for Mark Stoops.

Just two days after quarterback Nik Scalzo committed to Kentucky, the Cats picked up an offensive tackle to protect him.  Jake Pope, a 6’7″ 275-pound three-star offensive lineman from Ft. Lauderdale, announced his decision to come to Kentucky on Twitter.


Pope resides just down the road from Scalzo.  A right tackle at St. Thomas Aquinas, the private school frequents national rankings and consistently produces Power Five talent.

A top 100 offensive tackle, Pope also held offers from Virginia Tech, Michigan State, UCF, Pitt and N.C. State.  Pope is the sixth commitment in Kentucky’s 2019 class, and the 16th player from South Florida to commit to Kentucky over the last two years.

See Pope’s best work:

Article written by Nick Roush

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24 responses to “Enormous South Florida Offensive Tackle Commits to Kentucky”

  1. kybirdieman

    Another 3 star wow. At least no Yahtzee.

    1. CATandMONKEY

      That is rich; coming from an unranked poster.

    2. cats646

      Stars mean nothing. When will you realize that?

    3. kybirdieman

      Then why recruit 5 stars in basketball? 3 stars equals mediocrity struggling to get six or seven wins for the last 25 or so years. Won’t get it done in the SEC.

    4. cats646

      Oh I almost forgot, YAHTZEE!!!!!!!

    5. ky1988

      You know the number 1pick in this year draft was a walk on twice.

    6. callitlikeiseeit

      You do know there are only 30-35 five star players so lots of teams won’t get any of those. Plus guys like this may be 4 star by the time they get here, has happened before but then they leave for other schools. Plus tthese ranking are by people who often have never seen these kids play live, just tapes. You want 5 stars, keep getting the Fatt Elams and see how that works for us. How in the heck could anyone rate him more than a single star.

    7. callitlikeiseeit

      and just for you……YAHTZEE!!!!!!!

    8. kybirdieman

      Thanks maybe we can struggle to win 6 again.

  2. 2thepoint

    Sorry you were disappointed, yahtzee!

  3. notFromhere


  4. UKFootballYall

    Hey Birdieman/Debbie downer, did you not see that half of the first round NFL draft picks this year were 3 stars or lower when they were in high school? Who cares if he’s a 3 star when he’s knocking Georgia defenders on their butts!! Yahtzee!!

    1. CombatMedic_98

      I would say all the 5-Stars are still playing!!!!

    2. kybirdieman

      LMAO How many did we have?

  5. shepdog3720

    With that dudes frame, he could easily pack on 30-40 lbs…Time will tell.

  6. callitlikeiseeit

    Great to see us getting players from these top scholls. STA has been a top national team for many years

    1. callitlikeiseeit


  7. michaelb

    This guy is gonna be 1st round NFL draft pick one day …. hide & watch . This guy has perfect technique and sec power (starting out) . this is a big pick up

    1. CombatMedic_98

      Wow…same thing they said about Matt Elam…This guy couldn’t bust a grape between shoulder pads between him and the Offense Lineman

    2. RajonTheDon9

      False. I know this kid. From Coward County. He once smashed three black chicks last summer and fractured one of the poor girls’ backs going balls deep.

  8. ClutchCargo

    LMAO at all of the out of work football scouts. Stars mean very little at this point. With his size and the coaching he will get from Schlarman, I’ll take him and a few more just like him.

    1. My Dixie Wrecked

      Then you are happy with being a middle of the road team.

  9. me101

    Bitch Bitch Bitch!!! Remember when we were lucky to win 3 or 4 games a year. Do I want to be better than 6 or 7 a year who wouldn’t. But bitching is not going to help if anything its a huge distraction. So I say Go CATS!!!

  10. notFromhere

    Sure can tell who are real UK football fans and who aren’t. The neg nancies spew the same BS no matter what facts are thrown at em. Their stupidity and depravity knows no bounds. Heres to hoping one day they just magically die off, just like they did after we beat #1 LSU in 2007.