After exploding onto the scene as a sophomore with over 2,800 yards rushing and 35 touchdowns, tailback Carter Sharpe followed that up by amassing 1,995 yards and 25 TD's while starring for EE Smith High School in Fayetteville, NC.
At 5-11, 225 pounds, Sharpe was one of North Carolina's most promising running backs for the class of 2007 but a couple of detours during the last year have left many wondering just what the future holds for the talented player. Pack Pride recently caught up with Sharpe's father, Victor, to find out the latest on his son's football plans.
"Carter was at Hargrave and then transferred to Trinity (Christian School)," said Sharpe. "The thing we're really trying to do is get focused on finishing his senior year as far as academics go. He took the SAT on Oct 12th and looking forward, we just want to see how things go with the recruiting process."
As it stands now, Sharpe said there are three programs that have been in contact with his son.
"East Carolina, UNC and NC State are the three that he's been talking with and those are probably the main ones. We have been to a game up at NC State this year and we've been talking to them. State is a school that we have a strong interest in."
Although he is not currently playing football, Sharpe is working to stay in shape and hopes that things can work out for him to ink with someone when signing day rolls around in February.
"Carter plays basketball and that helps him to stay in shape and he'll be working with a personal trainer," he said. "But for now the focus is to see how things go with the recruiting process and focus on academics."
Stay tuned for more on Sharpe as the year progresses from Pack Pride.
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