Sharp will camp at Clemson

Trai Sharp had a breakout season last fall. The Carrboro (N.C.) running back helped lead his team all the way to the state championship game.

Trai Sharp had one of the best seasons of any player in North Carolina last fall. Now, college coaching staffs are starting to pursue him.

"Right now, UNC, Duke, N.C. State, UVA, Wake Forest, and Clemson are recruiting me," said the 5-foot-10, 180-pound Sharp. "I think UNC or Duke could be the first to offer."

Sharp has been to one of the aforementioned schools on multiple occasions.

"I've visited UNC twice," he said. "I went to the game last fall when they played Idaho, and the last time I went was for their junior day."

"They have some really nice facilities – I liked the weight room. They're tradition is great, too."

"I think my favorite part of junior day was talking to Coach (Larry) Fedora. He told me that I would fit perfectly into their offense. All the coaches told me to stay in contact."

The Carrboro star will visit another local school this weekend.

"I'm going to be at N.C. State for a junior day on Saturday," Sharp said. "It will be my first visit there."

"I talked to one of their coaches and he said they are making changes on offense to look a little like Oregon. He said with my speed and agility, I would be great fit."

"I'm really looking forward to talking to the head coach (Dave Doeren) and the offensive coordinator (Matt Canada) and building relationships with them."

Sharp said he also plans to go to watch a spring practice at Duke in the near future.

As for the summer, Sharp will camp Clemson, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Duke, Appalachian State, Elon and N.C. State.

This fall, he plans to go to games at Clemson, North Carolina and N.C. State.

After a huge junior season, Sharp knows more will be expected of him next fall.

"Just being an upperclassman, I've got to be a bigger leader on the team," he said. "I need to help the younger players and keep the team motivated because we want to get back to the state championship and win."

Last season, Sharp had over 3,000 all-purpose yards and 38 touchdowns. Top Stories