One of the most talked about prospects in the country is Jacksonville (Fla.) Providence offensive lineman David Sharpe.
The 6-foot-8, 275-pound Sharpe has basically come out of nowhere to now one of the most highly recruited prospects in the country.
On Saturday, the junior prospect was on Florida’s campus for the first time to see the Gators scrimmage.
“It was great, I enjoyed it a lot,” Sharpe said. “I got to see the scrimmage and sit in the offensive lineman meetings with coach (Tim) Davis. I also got the chance to sit down and talk with both coach Davis and coach (Will) Muschamp.”
When Sharpe was in the offensive lineman meetings he quickly noticed that another left tackle was the leader of the group.
“Florida is recruiting me to be a tackle so I watched them a lot,” Sharpe said. “The meetings were very serious and coach Davis was interacting with everyone and giving them feedbacks on what they could do better. DJ Humphries was a guy I was watching a lot and he was pretty much the leader of the meeting.”
During practice, Sharpe said he followed Humphries a lot trying to pick up on things that he was doing in the scrimmage.
“I was just seeing what he was doing that I could do,” Sharpe said. “He’s a good player and moves his feet well. He has gained a lot of weight since high school and that’s something I will have to do too. Watching DJ just shows me that I can play early if I have a good work ethic and if I can learn the playbook quickly.”
After the scrimmage Sharpe was finally able to sit down with Will Muschamp and Tim Davis to see how he would fit in at Florida.
“Both coaches told me they want me a lot,” Sharpe said. “Coach Muschamp said he was excited to have me visit and to come again soon. He told me that he wants me to be a Gator and that I would fit in nicely with the offense there.”
Sharpe said he will most likely visit Florida again for the spring game and he has no leaders at this point.