"I thought the combine was beautiful," Sharpe said. "I felt like I did pretty good out there. When I was going through all the testing I was comparing myself with one of the defensive backs that is highly rated. I ran a 7.3 L-Cone and a 4.50 40 (yard-dash). I thought I did well."
Sharpe did perform well and landed on the Scout.com All-Combine First Team.
The interest level will certainly increase following his performance, and several college coaches have found their way to Trussville this spring.
Several schools are recruiting Sharpe as a defensive back with his 6-0, 190-pound frame, but the star athlete hopes to play his true position when he arrives on the next level.
"I like all the attention I am receiving," he said. "I feel like I can play anywhere on the field. I think I have an advantage over other running backs because of my size and speed.
"I feel like I would be better at running back in college, but if the school I sign with wants to put me at defensive back I will do that."
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