Recruiting: Sharp Proves It At Boone Pickens

Oklahoma State commitment Quinn Sharp was one of those attending a camp in Stillwater on Friday put on by kicking guru Rocky Willingham and OSU special teams coordinator/associate head coach Joe DeForest, and Sharp proved his metal.

Sharp was consistent throughout the morning and afternoon sessions and in the afternoon nailed back-to-back 55-yarders while being counted down under pressure as if he was lining up for a game winning kick. Both kicks had plenty of room to spare.

There were other good kickers on hand, but Sharp definitely stood out. The 6-1, 185-pound Sharp was the Cowboys first commitment in the 2008 recruiting class, and despite a lot of attention from other schools, including a lot of contact from LSU, he remains a solid Cowboy verbal.

In the morning session Sharp proved he could probably help the Cowboys this season if he were already graduated. He was kicking off from the new mark of the 30-yard line and was consistently getting 4.2 seconds of hang time or better and putting the ball between two and four yards deep in the end zone. That is the kind of monster kick teams will be looking for with the new kickoff rule that goes into place this season.

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