Four-star OT has Clemson connection

Jacksonville (FL) Providence School offensive tackle prospect David Sharpe talks about the recruiting process and being coached by former three-time college football All-American Tony Boselli.

Jacksonville (FL) Providence School offensive tackle David Sharpe has an impressive group of offers as he heads into his senior year. The 6-foot-7 and 280-pound athlete holds scholarship offers from Alabama, Clemson, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio State, South Carolina, South Florida, Tennessee, UCF, Virginia Tech and West Virginia among his many.

The talented two-sport athlete, who also plays basketball, plans to narrow down his list of potential college homes sometime in the near future.

"It's been really crazy, it has been fast paced," said Sharpe of the recruiting process. "I pretty much have the same offers I have had from the 13 or 14 schools, so it has pretty much been the same offer wise. I still want to visit more colleges but I will narrow down my list very soon," said the gigantic tackle.

While Sharpe has been busy working out for football and playing basketball this summer he did find some time to squeeze some unofficial visits.

"I went to Clemson, South Carolina and back to Florida. I went to Georgia also," said Sharpe.

Sharpe does have connections to Clemson. His uncle, James Coley, played tight end for the Tigers from 1985-1988. While Sharpe says there are no clear cut favorites, his families history with the program and school certainly doesn't hurt.

"A little bit, a little home cooking at Clemson with uncle having played there. I know everyone so it's a comfortable feeling down there," said Sharpe.

Having a good feel for a school and its coaches will be key in Sharpe's selection process.

"Somewhere I'm comfortable, with great coaches, somewhere I fit in," said Sharpe of what will be important choosing a school.

The offensive tackle also thinks having a former three-time All-American and five-time pro-bowler Tony Boselli for an offensive line coach can only help prepare him for his future. The former USC Trojan and former Jacksonville Jaguar is constantly pushing Sharpe.

"It's a great feeling," said Sharpe on having Boselli as a coach. "He is on my tail everyday in practice, screaming and yelling at me. But it is getting me better, stronger and ready for the best competition coming up. I am honored to be coached by him."

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