Dinwiddie QB K’ymon “Peety” Pope fights for yardage (Photo: Nathaniel Jones/recruit804)
Pope elects to stay close to home; Commits to VSU
by Byron Jones, recruit804
Dinwiddie County QB/DB K’ymon Pope ended his recruitment Sunday evening. The dynamic playmaker has opted to stay close to home and play for the Trojans of Virginia State University. VSU is located about 15 miles from Dinwiddie High School and you can expect that Pope will draw a large number of spectators to the Trojan home games over the course of the next four years. When asked how it felt to end his recruitment, Pope stated, “Just to conclude all of the stress and long thinking feels good. I am finally relieved of what I felt should have already been done.”
During his tenure as the starting quarterback for the Generals, Pope was nothing short of sensational. After being named the starter at the beginning of his junior season, Pope guided the Generals to a 23-3 overall record and two trips to the Division 4 Region B Finals. For his career, Pope accumulated over 3700 yards passing and 35 touchdowns through the air. In addition, he was able to rack up 2400 yards on the ground while recording 41 rushing touchdowns.
Pope attributes the support he received from Coach Billy Mills and the rest of his staff at Dinwiddie, along with his teammates and community, as the reasons why he flourished so much on the field. “I will always cherish the time Coach Mills spent with me. They say you spend time with people you love the most, and he truly loves his players. The environment and the community are the best ever and I would love to have them come and watch me perform at the next level.”
Coach Billy Mills had this to say about Pope’s commitment to VSU. “VSU just landed a true winner and difference maker. They’re going to win a lot of games with this young man. His leadership, ability to elevate those around him, and his ability to step up and make plays are unparalleled.”
K’ymon informed Recruit 804 that the coaching staff at VSU are looking for him to play quarterback in their program. “The coaching staff at VSU were really encouraging to me and showed me they actually wanted me instead of giving me the runaround. I was thinking about going away for school, but God led me here to stay so that’s what is best to do,” explained Pope.
The VSU Trojans play in the highly-competitive CIAA. Last season, the Trojans finished the year with a 4-5 overall record.
– Byron Jones