Two Dinwiddie players have picked up college offers, K’Vaughan Pope receiving one from Michigan State, and Todd Anspach from Virginia Union.
This is Pope’s 27th offer, as he continues to prove himself as the most recruited player in the area. The 6-2, 225-pound standout plays both middle linebacker and wide receiver for Dinwiddie, and has racked up some impressive stats.
Offensively, he recorded 630 receiving yards, 33 catches, and 9 touchdowns (7 receiving, 2 rushing).
On defense, he had 135 tackles (averaged 9 a game), 6 interceptions (2 returned for TDs), 4 forced fumbles (2 returned for TDs), 4.5 sacks, 29 tackles for loss, 11 QB hurries, and 5 blocked kicks. These impressive numbers earned Pope All State honors for both offensively and defensively.
Currently, his top 10 colleges that he has offers from (in order) are: Clemson, Florida State, Ohio State, Georgia, Florida, Louisville, Auburn, LSU, South Carolina, and West Virginia.
As Pope continuously picked up offers, it becomes increasingly difficult to crack the top ten. When talking about Michigan State’s offer, Pope commented, “It was pretty cool and I plan on going up for a visit, I dont know when though.”
After making the College Football Playoffs in the 2015-2016 season, the Big 10 school had a down year last year, as they finished with a 3-9 record.
Pope’s teammate Anspach, the team’s kicker, has received his first offer from Virginia Union, making him the first kicker in school history to receiver an offer.
Last season, Anspach booted 81 kickoffs with an average of 50 yards a kick, and was 72/78 on PATs.
Virginia Union, a Division II school in Richmond, finished with a 5-5 record last season.
Both of these players helped lead to Dinwiddie to another state championship game. Wherever each of them decide to go for college, they can make a big impact on the field.