Sharpe's Been One Of The Best For Awhile

It was opening night at Traz Powell Stadium between Carol City and Northwestern. While all eyes were focused on guys like Willie Jones and Jovonny Ward, I left that night with someone else fresh in my mind.

Cornerback Glenn Sharpe, who wears jersey No. 1, might have been the best player on the field that night. He finished with six tackles, two interceptions, and one punt return for a touchdown that broke the game open.

Sharpe went on to have an outstanding junior season, finishing with seven interceptions, two defensive touchdowns, and three punt returns for scores. By season's end, he was clearly considered one of the state's top prospects.

He has the total package as a cornerback. He's physical enough to be a safety, and is excellent in run support. He measured in at the Auburn camp in June at 5-foot-11 and 166 pounds. With ideal size, he clocked a camp-best 4.36 in the 40 and turned in an amazing 39-inch vertical jump. We're talking about an outstanding athlete, a superb track star (200, 400, and 4x4), and an even better football player.

Sharpe, who carries a 2.5 GPA, is currently enjoying a busy recruiting process. "I have offers from Miami, Arkansas, LSU, Rutgers, Georgia, N.C. State, Auburn, and Michigan State," he said.

Sharpe also talked about Miami's situation and the opportunity to play college football in front of a hometown crowd.

"Coach Randy Shannon talked to me and told me how much they liked me and how they are trying to keep all the best players from here in Miami to stay home," he said. "He said they really like my potential, especially with my size and speed. With the people they have now, [Miami] will have a chance to win the national championship."

Whether he stays home or leaves the area and plays his college ball at a place like Florida State or Ohio State, here's a big time football player that will help someone win a lot of football games over the next four or five years.

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