Dinwiddie QB K’ymon Pope (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit804)
recruit804 Fab 30: Peety Pope QB Dinwiddie #14
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit804
One of the best developed quarterbacks to come out of the Central Region has to be none other than Dinwiddie starting quarterback K’ymon Pope. There was no rush to get Pope behind center as the Generals had a capable quarterback in Bryce Witt to help lead them to the Division 4 state championship game two seasons ago. At the end of postseason play, Witt committed to Chowan University where he was able to earn the starting quarterback job. However, waiting in the wings the entire time was Pope. We initially got a good look at Pope two summers ago when Coach Billy Mills escorted his team to the Battlefield Shootout at Yorktown High School. With Witt was nursing a lower leg injury, Pope was getting the repetitions he needed break out of his shell.
Heading into the regular season, we recognize the top 30 senior prospects in and around the city of Richmond. Continuing our countdown as the 14th best senior prospect region-wide is Dinwiddie starting quarterback K’ymon Pope.
#14 K’ymon “Peety” Pope (2019 QB 6-0 200) – Dinwiddie High School
There aren’t too many true dual-threat quarterbacks in the Central Region, but when you think of a prospect that can move the ball through the air and on the ground with ease, Pope is that guy. Pope proved last season that he could excel both in read-run and RPO sets without missing a beat. He anchored a Dinwiddie team last year that went 12-0 before falling two games short of a second-consecutive Division 4 state championship berth.
In his first season starting full-time at quarterback for the Generals, Pope was able to pass for 1,949 yards and 19 touchdown passes. He was also able to rush for 1,103 yards and 16 touchdowns last season which really enabled Dinwiddie to sustain certain drives that looked as if they were dead to rights. The Dinwiddie product has kept much of his recruiting this off-season to himself, but he’s continued to take trips that have exposed his capabilities to certain collegiate programs.
James Madison and Georgia Tech are just a few schools that have been fortunate enough to receive a visit from Pope as he continues to better himself on and off the field. Pope isn’t the talkative type when it comes to announcing his plans. Similar to his older brother K’Vaughan, Peety shies away from any major media attention. However, that’s never stopped him using this on the football field for the benefit of the rest of the Generals.
– Brandon Mitchell
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