Antoine Sharp accepts new position

Antoine Sharp, who transferred to Louisville from Florida prior to the 2003 season, has accepted a position change and is looking forward to spring practice.

Antoine Sharp is ready to return to action. After sitting out a year, due to NCAA transfer rules, and working with the Cardinals scout team, the prep All-American is ready to return to action and begin his preperations for the coming season.

However, despite being rated among the nation's top receivers as a senior at Bolles High School in Jacksonville, Florida, he'll begin life as defensive player once spring practice kicks off.

"I've switched to cornerback," Sharp told Inside the Ville. "I made the move about two weeks ago."

With a receiving corp stocked full of talent, the move of Sharp, who runs a 4.4-40, to cornerback gives the Louisville secondary even more quickness.

"I'm working real hard right now on getting my fundamentals, so I can contribute on the defensive side of the ball," Sharp continued.

Antoine will join his brother Brandon Sharp, who plays safety, in the Cardinal secondary this spring.

"He's helped me out a lot with techniques and fundamentals," explained Antoine.

In addition to his impressive speed, Sharp also has great size that will allow him to match up well with the bigger receivers.

"I'm a bigger corner," said the 6'2, 215-pound junior. "I'll be more physical and can go against the bigger receivers."

With a receiving corp stock full of talent that will be deserving of game action, the move of Brandon to the secondary by Head Coach Bobby Petrino appears to be a great move. Not only will it provide receivers such as J.R. Russell, Montrell Jones, Broderick Clark, Joshua Tinch and others more opportunities for catches, but it also helps put the best talent on the field.

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