Sharpe talks to coaches on visit

Chris Sharpe, a two-star cornerback from Stone Mountain (GA) Stephenson, visited Louisville this weekend. Sharpe spoke with the Louisville coaches after the win over Syracuse and had some interesting comments about the the Cardinals coaching situation.

Chris Sharpe, the No. 135 defensive back prospect nationally, made an unofficial visit to Louisville this weekend to see the Cardinals come from behind 10-9 victory over Syracuse at PJCS.

"It was real good," Sharpe said. "They treated me like I was committed already. They let me walk around the field before the game and they just made me feel like it was home. They gave me a tour of the complex and I talked to the coaches after the game."

Sharpe has an offer from the Cardinals and was making his second visit to Louisville. He made an unofficial visit to UofL this summer before school began.

"They said they feel real good about me and feel like I can come in and start," said Sharpe. "That's big on me because I want to go into college and start early."

With rumors swirling about Steve Kragthorpe's job security, Louisville assistant Larry Slade, Sharpe's recruiting contact, addressed the situation with the 5'10, 165-pound defensive back after Saturday's contest.

"I really didn't talk to the head coach, I just greeted him," Sharpe said. "Coach Slade told me they are fighting for their jobs right now. He said that's why they haven't had many commitments [recently]. The head coach really wants them to take the recruiting process slow."

Even if Louisville makes a coaching change after the season, Sharpe said he'd still have strong interest in playing for the Cardinals.

"I would still be interested even if they lose their head coach," Sharpe said. "I just want to go to a place I feel comfortable and feel like I can play early. I plan to make an official visit to Louisville but the date is up in the air."

Sharpe made an unofficial visit to Kentucky last weekend but the Wildcats haven't offered a scholarship. Sharpe has offers from East Carolina, Tulane, Southern Miss, Wisconsin, Akron and Morgan State.

"My top three right now is Louisville, Kentucky and Wisconsin," Sharpe said. "Southern Miss just got involved and offered me last week. I'm not sure about my [official] visits I just focused on my season right now, but I believe I'm going to Middle Tennessee next weekend."

Sharpe, who runs a 4.4 forty, is a big part of team with state championship aspirations.

"We're 11-0 and we won our first playoff game," Sharpe said. "I'm doing pretty good. I'm playing more physical this year. I don't get the ball thrown my way much but I have made two interceptions."

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