Sharp Excited About Auburn And Getting Better

Auburn football commitment Bailey Sharp talks about his future with the Tigers and what he is working on to improve his game heading into his senior season.

Marietta, Ga.--Committing to the Auburn Tigers the morning of AU's A-Day game, athletic offensive tackle Bailey Sharp wanted to get his recruiting out of the way so he could concentrate on his senior season at Sprayberry High. Once his decision was out of the way that hope became a reality as other colleges got a pretty good idea he was going to be an Auburn Tiger.

"I have been able to relax and the recruitment since then has gone down," the 6-5, 295 Sharp said. "I'm still getting a couple of emails from some colleges and some mail, but that's about it. I'm not getting a whole lot of calls and text messages and direct messages from coaches. It has really died down."

A four-star prospect who grew up wanting to play for the Tigers, Sharp brought 27 family members with him when he decided he wanted to let everyone know his future was to be on the Plains. Already with a good feel for the program, campus and university because of several earlier visits, he said now it has finally sunk in he is going to live out his dream.

"It feels good because now it has locked my offer at Auburn and I can just focus on finishing up high school and my career," Sharp added. "I'm excited about getting into the atmosphere of college life and going on to pursue the next step of my life. I'm going to get it do it with some great people and that is one of the biggest reasons why I committed to Auburn. There are just some great people and great coaches to learn by. There are just a lot of good people there."

Part of what is shaping up to be a big-time offensive line class for the Tigers, Sharp said he is already building bonds with many of his fellow commitments and that is especially true of guys such as Kaleb Kim and Tyler Carr.

"I have gotten to hang out a lot with Kaleb Kim," Sharp said. "We have gotten to be real good buddies whenever we get to see each other. I think me and him are going to an Auburn camp to hang out with Coach Grimes while he's doing the camp.

"I have talked to Tyler Carr, too, and he's a cool guy. I can't wait to get to know him more now as a commitment instead of just as a recruit. Then I know Marquel Harrell from the Rising Seniors Game."

A physical player who is aggressive as a blocker on the high school level, Sharp said he knows he will have to take his game to a higher level when he gets to Auburn. Because of that he noted that he is already starting to work on several areas of his game to help him make the transition to life in the SEC.

"The biggest thing I'm trying to work on is my strength," Sharp said. "I'm also going to work on my conditioning. I want to be in college shape before I go to Auburn."


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