Offensive lineman Cody Pope (6-5, 270, 5.1) from San Diego (Calif.) Cathedral Catholic has seen his stock soar ever since the spring and it hasn't cooled down one bit. The offensive lineman just returned from his visit Washington.
"Washington went pretty good," Pope said. "It went really good, right now Washington has me down as a verbal commitment."
"I'm going to let it all sink in and sure I made the right decision," Pope said. "I just got calls from both Utah and Colorado, but my phone has been on the blink and just started to work."
"I'm going to call all the schools tomorrow," Pope said. "I would say that right now I'm a soft commit to Washington."
"My trip to Washington, overall, was good," Pope said. "The main thing for me is the people."
"I'm going to be living, learning and changing with them for four years," Pope said. "So I want to like them."
"The Washington people were real cool," Pope said. "They were real open and I felt there were no secrets."
"I'm still going to visit Tennessee this coming weekend (Jan. 13th)," Pope said. "I may be a solid commit to Washington after the visit or I may be more for Tennessee. I just don't know."
"My Colorado visit (Jan. 20th) is up in the air," Pope said. "It all depends on what happens in Tennessee."
In an earlier interview with Cathedral Catholic coach Sean Doyle he had the following to say about Pope.
"Cody has a great work ethic," Doyle said. "He has worked hard to get himself ready to play football."
"Cody is a natural," Doyle said. "Last season was his first playing football."
"The sky is the limit for Cody," Doyle said. He has made unbelievable progress from his first game to his last."
Pope is rated by Rivals.com as the nation's No. 47 offensive tackle prospect for the class of 2006 and he was a member of the Rivals.com preseason California Top 100 team landing as a the Golden State's No. 89 prospect at any position.