Sharp talks Army offer

Jalen Sharp of Greenhill School in Addison, Texas received his first D-1 offer in mid-May from Army. Coach Todd Spencer was in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area evaluating talent and extended a Black Knight offer to the 6-foot-2, 170-pound athlete who projects at either wide receiver or cornerback in college. Sharp spoke with ArmySports.com about his initial offer.

Jalen Sharp of Greenhill School in Addison, Texas received his first D-1 offer this week from Army. Coach Todd Spencer was in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area evaluating talent and extended a Black Knight offer to the 6-foot-2, 170-pound athlete who projects at either wide receiver or cornerback in college. Sharp spoke with ArmySports.com about his initial offer.

"It was Monday when Army came by the school," said Sharp. "It was the offensive line coach who came by to talk with me. He said I had great speed, that I was a pure runner who could go in the open field and avoid tackles. They offered me at wide receiver, but said I could play corner too.

"I know Army has very good academics. I'm going to wait and see until I learn more about them. You have to make a five year commitment after college. With the triple option attack, I'm wondering how many touches I'd get and if they're going to be doing more passing in the future. I really love the defense though and the physical style they play.

"I'm really excited about the offer. To know you have somewhere to go in D-1 is an amazing feeling. Right now, I'm not ready to commit anywhere. I'm going to wait and keep my options open. I am going to try to make it to campus this summer."

Although the Greenhill Hornets went 0-9 in 2012, Sharp was named team M.V.P., team captain, and was the school's leader in receptions and interceptions. He was named All-Conference at wide receiver.

"My freshman year I started at cornerback," he said. "The past two seasons I've played the wide receiver-cornerback combo. This year we're looking for big things with a new head coach who's putting in a new offensive system. This spring, I feel like I'm a more physical player and have become even faster."

Sharp is looking to add to his offer sheet and has a busy summer lined up with camps at Arkansas State, Texas, Texas Tech, and UMass. His goal is to find a school that best fits what he's looking for.

"Id like to contribute early," Sharp stated. "I started since my freshman season [at Greenhill] so I want to go to a program where I can come in and play right off the bat. The location is no big deal. I can play in a city or a college town as long as they have good fan support in the area."

On May 19 Sharp competed at the National Underclassmen Combine at John Paul II High School in Plano.

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