Sharp earns WFU offer

Aaron Sharp, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound quarterback from Summer Creek High School in Houston, Texas has caught the attention of the Wake Forest staff. Sharp took over the as the starter at Summer Creek in his freshman season and has thrown for over 6,500 yards three years into his prep career. He has 10 scholarship offers to his credit, but Wake Forest was the first to offer from the ACC.

"Last week I received the Wake Forest offer when I was on the phone with Coach Elrod, the quarterbacks coach," Sharp told DeaconSports. "You know, he told me he loved my athleticism and that I had excellent accuracy. He said I could place the ball pretty much where I wanted it and used good arm strength when needed. He was saying I was fluid in my throwing motion and liked the way I practiced based on what he saw when he came to see me throw.

"I'm doing my research now on Wake Forest. It seems like a good place to go play. I'd like to take a visit there this summer."

This spring Sharp has made visits to Baylor, BYU, and Utah. Wake Forest will have to make up some ground as Sharp says he is very high on the Utes after making the trip to Salt Lake City.

"I really liked Utah," he said. "I'll probably take another visit there this summer and three others but I'm not sure yet which ones they will be. Next week, I'm going to narrow my list and probably come out with a top five.

"I'm looking for the right place where I can be for the next four years without any trouble. I want to be a part of a winning football program with high academics so I can earn a good degree and get on with my life. I want to play in a great D-1 atmosphere at a place where I'll have a good chance to get some early playing time. I would like to make a decision before my senior year."

At Summer Creek, Sharp is a two-time 19/4A District MVP. As a junior he led the Bulldogs to an 11-1 record and was named All-Area in Greater Houston and honorable mention All-State.

"I threw for more than 3000 yards and 38 touchdowns with 64-percent accuracy," said Sharp on his junior performance. "This season I want to get a state title and outdo my stats like I have each of the past two years. I just want to contribute and do whatever it takes to help my team win."

After an undefeated regular season, Summer Creek was beaten by Georgetown in the second round of the 4A playoffs. Sharp was stellar in defeat, however, going 26 for 39 passing for 258 yards. This spring he showed off his lightening speed by winning the 200-meter state title with a 21.19 and helped his school capture state in the 4 by 2 and the 4 by 4 relays.


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