QB Aaron Sharp
School: Humble (TX) Summer Creek
*** No. 47 QB
Committed to Kansas State
Sharp Stats vs. Crosby: 18-of-30 for 280 yards passing, 5 TDs; 45 yards rushing
Strengths: His poise and field presence was a clear strength on the night. This is a system that he knows well and has mastered. He made the correct reads on most plays, especially on the zone reads. Crosby allowed Sharp to get out and make plays with his legs. And though his passing was more noteworthy in this game, his ability to get out of the pocket and run was quite a threat.
Big Play(s): Plenty to choose from, but the 16-yard fade route at the end of the first quarter was one of his better throws. He placed a nice pass over the right shoulder, which was beautifully placed where only his receiver could get to it. On another play, the cornerback was coming on a blitz from the left side. Sharp immediately read the play and went to his second option which was a tight end on a seam route. He showed great recognition on the play. With the game on the line only up by six, Sharp hit one of his guys on a seam route with a beautiful pass that spilt the defense, despite the fact the pass was dropped.
Misses: At times (very few) he looked for the homerun ball, going deep when it was not there. The defense at times were sitting deep into coverage, opening things up underneath. On few occasions, there were opportunities to take short and intermediate routes that the defense was giving him.
Overall: It is evident that all of the camp work Sharp did over the summer has greatly paid off as he looks much better in the pocket. And not that he looked poor before, but his overall delivery and follow through shows much improvement. He has always had the ability to take over games, but this season he looks that much more confident when the ball is in his hands. Whether it is the zone read, roll out or just a drop back, Sharp can mix it up and be effective. No doubt it was impressive to how well he looks in his final year of prep football.
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QB Aaron Sharp