Alabama safety in the transfer portal commits to Georgia

Alabama Crimson Tide freshman safety Jake Pope is transferring to the Georgia Bulldogs. Pope committed to Georgia on Friday evening.

Pope, a former four-star recruit, played high school football at Buford High School in Buford, Georgia. Kirby Smart and Georgia football heavily recruited Jake Pope out of high school.

Pope did not see any game action as a true freshman in 2022. This past season, Pope played in 11 games as a special teams player. Pope is leaving Alabama shortly after legendary Alabama head coach Nick Saban announced his retirement.

Jake Pope announced his commitment to Georgia football via social media. Georgia fans and media were fired up to steal a player from the Crimson Tide.

Pope’s commitment

Kirby Smart is hyped

Pope made a big hit on Jermaine Burton

UGA recruited Pope back in the day

Pope has 3 years of eligibility

BREAKING: Former Alabama DB Jake Pope has Committed to Georgia, he tells @on3sports

The 6’1 200 DB from Buford, GA will have 3 years of eligibility remaining

“They showed a tremendous amount of want for me & I couldn’t be happier to move onto the next chapter.”…

— Hayes Fawcett (@Hayesfawcett3) January 13, 2024

Pope after Nick Saban retired

I leave for dinner & Georgia promptly lands a former Buford* product, Alabama transfer DB Jake Pope.

Saban domino.

— J.C. Shelton (@JCShelton_) January 13, 2024

Welp… it isn’t Caleb Downs, but we got Jake Pope from Bama.

— Joe sweat (@JoeSweat21) January 13, 2024

Stop worrying about Caleb downs and enjoy the commitment of Jake Pope! Come on guys have you guys not learned anything in the Kirby Smart development era at Georgia?!!?!?

— Jack Moreno (@ugajack19) January 13, 2024

Story originally appeared on UGA Wire


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