Edward Pope, the 6'3" 170lb athlete from Carthage, is another future Frog you'll be able to watch with your own two eyes this week when he's one of three TCU commits participating in the US Army All-America Game in San Antonio on Saturday- which will be broadcast on NBC.
It should be noted during the process of profiling these recruits before Signing Day that their commitments are verbal and thus non-binding, so there is a possibility of one or more of them switching their intended college destination before pen hits paper. Because Ed is not hiding the fact that he has visits planned to schools like Missouri, Arkansas and A&M, he is one to keep an eye on in regard to whether or not the Frogs can hold on to him. It should also be noted, though, that he committed fairly early in the process (last February 27th) and that he's the younger brother of former TCU corner Jason Teague. So I feel pretty good that he'll end up in Fort Worth.
This kid did it all at 3A powerhouse Carthage, but made his biggest impact at wide receiver- racking up 1,150 yards on 69 receptions and scoring 16 touchdowns. But most recruiting services tend to agree that he projects as a safety at the college level, and we all certainly appreciated his brother's efforts on the defensive side of the ball- didn't we?
Rivals has Pope listed as a four-star athlete, and the 30th-best overall recruit in Texas. Dave Campbell's Texas Football named him one of the 10 best athletes in the state. Whether it's at receiver, safety, or corner like his brother- I think the TCU coaches will be able to find a place on the field for someone as athletic as Ed. Check it out: