"After my visit I really liked Louisville," Sharpe said. "I like the atmosphere and the education part. So I just fell in love with everything about it."
Sharpe said Kragthorpe was excited about his decision.
"He was happy and said he was glad I chose to be a Cardinal," Shape said.
Sharpe and Shamarko Thomas, a 5-foot-11, 195-pound safety with 4.4 speed, helped Ocean Lakes to a 12-1 record this season. Thomas recorded more than 100 tackles from his safety position as a senior, while Sharpe made 20 sacks.
"It was just mainly a brotherhood. We really communicate well together," said Sharpe. "We both know what each other is thinking on the field."
Though Sharpe played defensive end at Ocean Lakes H.S. he says the Cardinals envision him as an outside linebacker.
"I don't think it will be a big problem because I had plays where I dropped back and plays where I stood up last season," said Sharpe. "Actually I like standing up better. I think it will be better for me."
"I'm done. This is my choice," Sharpe said.