The talented linebacker was offered a scholarship by the University of Miami right before Thanksgiving and it wasn't long before he committed to the Canes over Stanford. Sharpton took his official visit to UM over the weekend.
"I loved it," Sharpton said. "It was great. It was even a little better than I expected it to be and I knew it was going to be great."
Sharpton, 6-0 and 219 pounds, was hosted by UM linebacker Romeo Davis. He spent most of his time with fellow recruit Antonio Dixon and his host, Calais Campbell.
"The four of us were hanging out most of Friday and Saturday," he said. "I had a lot of fun. We partied and just hung out a lot. It was real fun."
Sharpton, who also spent time with fellow recruits Richard Gordon and Al Jones on his visit, began his visit on Friday afternoon.
"At first we went to the Hecht Center," he said. "We talked a lot about academics. They talked about the standards and the tutors and things like that. Then we ate. We ate a lot this weekend and that's something I really enjoyed."
The standout linebacker also spent time with UM defensive coordinator Randy Shannon.
"I was with him watching tape," he said. "We watched tape of the Peach Bowl. The defensive line dominated that game and the linebackers played well too. I wanna be able to come right away and play but it's gonna be up to the coaches."
Sharpton will make things official on Wednesday morning when he signs his Letter of Intent with the Hurricanes.
"I'll sign on Wednesday and I wanna get over there right away to start working out," he said. I"ll probably wait till track season's over with then start going over there a lot."
Sharpton is a full academic qualifier.
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