Sharp: "I Want to Be a Bruin" has an update on Summer Creek quarterback Aaron Sharp from Humble, Texas. After making a pledge to Kansas State before the season, he seemed set on playing in the Big 12. But when the west came calling, he answered. And today, it looks as though he will be playing for UCLA next season.

It is something about the west coast that has young men from down south wanting to get that direction quickly.

That is what it appears happened in the case of Humble (Tex.) Summer Creek quarterback Aaron Sharp. After an official visit this past weekend to UCLA and an in-home with his future coaches, that seemed to seal the deal.

"I went to campus and loved everything. I got to talk to the players and everything went well," Sharp said. 

As if that wasn't enough, UCLA sent coach Jim Mora and assistant Taylor Mazzone to the home of the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Sharp to seal the deal. Once the conversation was over, Sharp said the words that had UCLA fans across the world excited.

"The coaches came by my house and talked about the plans they had for me. It was about three hours ago," Sharp, who was once a Kansas State commit said. "Once we got done and everything sounded good, I told coach Mora I wanted to be a Bruin."

And there it is.

One of the key selling points Sharp mentioned was that the coaching staff was highly decorated with men who knew plenty about the inner workings of the NFL and had the credentials to be the Humble, Tex. native in the best position to make that possible.

"I thought that I would be in a better place to develop as a quarterback. A lot of the coaching staff has NFL experience and they know what it takes to make it to the NFL," Sharp said. "The team and everything is run like the NFL. I like that I will be able to compete for a spot once Brett Hundley leaves. 

"I just thought overall it was a good program for me."

Since he has been playing varsity football, he has very few losses on his resume, which includes an 11-1 finish in his final year as a prep athlete. Last season, he accounted for just over 2,700 yards and 30 total touchdowns.

Ahmard Vital is responsible for Midlands Recruiting, mainly covering prospects in the state of Texas. He joined in 2005 and is the author of the newly released book, Awaken the Baller Within.
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