11W Community Interview: Four-Star Linebacker Signee K'Vaughan Pope

By Andrew Lind on January 7, 2018 at 11:30 am
K'Vaughan Pope

The 11W Community Interview is truly of the people, by the people and for the people. You submit the questions and then we pass them on to the biggest names in the world of Ohio State athletics.

Ohio State landed a commitment in August from Virginia four-star linebacker K'Vaughan Pope, who knew he wanted to be a Buckeye from the first time he stepped on campus last spring. It was simply a matter of proving to the staff he was worthy of a spot, and he did just that during camp season.

The 6-foot-2, 218-pound Pope was named to the Virginia High School League First-Team All-State Defense, as he finished his senior season at Dinwiddie with 104 tackles, 16 tackles for a loss, eight sacks, six pass break ups, two fumble recoveries, one interception, one interception, one forced fumble and one defensive touchdown. The Generals started the season 12-0, but fell to Louisa County in the state semifinals.

Pope — who is one of three linebackers in the class, joining fellow four-stars Dallas Gant and Teradja Mitchell — will graduate in the spring and enroll in classes in Columbus in June. First, though, he sits down and talks with our readers about his unknown talents, relationship with other signees, weather phenomenons and much more in the 11W Community Interview.

What was it about Ohio State that made you say, 'Yep. That's my school. That's where I want to be?' - WezBuck28

KP: “It was really the internships that stood out to me when I went on my visit. I like the city, so you can say area played a part in it, too.”

Which fellow recruit are you closest with, and do you have a roommate picked out yet? - SoulPatrol32

KP: “Teradja Mitchell and, no, I don't. I wish I did, but it's fine.”

What do you plan to major in? - Browns88

KP: “Business.”

What is one thing about yourself that we wouldn't know, like hobbies or talents you may have? - Seattle Linga

KP: “I like country music and outdoor stuff and I can juggle.”

What are you most happy to be done with in regard to finishing high school, and what are you most looking forward to now that you'll be in college? - Desymond

KP: “I get to start a new journey and put Dinwiddie, Virginia, on the map for the one time. I'm looking forward to growth as a person, mentally and physically. I'm ready for Real Life Wednesdays, too.”

Do you have a nickname? - KiddBuckeye

KP: “The Hulk.”

Did fans on Twitter positively or negatively affect your recruitment? - SCarolinaBuckeye

KP: “I don't care what people think or say about my decision, so they can keep talking for all I care.”

What linebacker, past or present, do you try to exemplify on the field. - BuckeyeJK

KP: “Wow. Well my favorite linebacker is Ray Lewis, and Ryan Shazier became my next favorite when I went to The Opening. I want to be like Ray Lewis, though.”

Did your mom make you shovel snow during the 'Bomb Cyclone?' - ApologizeToMelo5

KP: “No, but she made me get the snow off her car.”

View 14 Comments