Clemson among the new offers

Bailey Sharp entered the week with three scholarship offers and he went into Friday with eight.

Before Clemson offered Bailey Sharp a scholarship on Tuesday, he had offers from Duke, Illinois, and Virginia.

Dabo Swinney, the Clemson head coach was at Sprayberry High School with two Tiger assistants Tuesday and gave Sharp his fourth offer.

"The Clemson offer came out of nowhere," said Sharp. "I have been to Clemson before, I went to their spring game, but I had not received mail from them, and the offer was a big surprise."

The phrase 'It came out of nowhere' is one Sharp used on more than one occasion during the interview.

After Clemson offered Tuesday, East Carolina, Mississippi State, North Carolina State, and South Carolina offered on Wednesday and Thursday.

One after another on Wednesday three of the schools offered.

It was like back-to-back-to-back when South Carolina, ECU, and Mississippi State offered me. It was like every 10-20 minutes I was getting called out of class to learn about a new offer.

"It was really crazy and wild. I just wasn't expecting those schools to offer. The only school that had shown interest in me was Mississippi State out of the ones that offered me this week, so it has been full of surprises."

Rounding out the offers Thursday was N.C. State. Sharp knows the most about Clemson out of the schools that offered this week because that is the only one he has visited.

"All I really know about the schools other an Clemson is what I have learned by watching them on T.V.," said Sharp. "I just do not know much yet."

The 6-foot-5, 287 pound Marietta, Ga. native is going to research the schools that offered him this week and he still views all schools equally early in 2014.

This week has been big for him and he couldn't be more excited.

"I have worked really hard and the offers are showing positive feedback on that from college coaches. It is nice to know people really want me and that working my butt off is paying off."

Sharp plans to hit the road in the near future to start visiting schools. He has already scheduled visits to Clemson on February 1 and Georgia on February 15. He plans to visit other schools as well. Scout ranks Sharp as the No. 39 offensive tackle in the 2015 class.

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