Florida has slight edge for OL Sharpe

Will Muschamp and the Gators already have two offensive lineman committed, and last week they offered another one.

The offer was given to Jacksonville (Fla.) Providence School offensive lineman David Sharpe, who was excited about the offer.

“Coach Muschamp was the coach to offer me the scholarship,” Sharpe said. “He said he loved the way I played the game, and I liked how I could fit into the offense at Florida and he wanted me to be a Gator. He said that he thinks I have the potential to be a first round draft pick.”

The 6-foot-8, 275-pound Sharpe has yet to visit Florida, but he knows plenty about the Gators as he grew up just over an hour from campus.

“Florida is a great school and have a good program,” Sharpe said. “They have a lot of good coaches on the staff, and they have some great players there now. They have a good winning tradition there and the atmosphere at The Swamp is always good and very loud. I think Florida has all of the tools to make me a better player if I were to choose there.”

Last year, Florida signed several prospects from the Jacksonville area, and Sharpe is very familiar with several of those guys.

“I know a lot of those guys,” Sharpe said. “I’m good friends with Nick (Washington), (2015 linebacker Jeffery) Holland and with Ahmad (Fulwood). I have known all of those guys for a long time, and they are good people.”

Heading into this spring, Sharpe has six offers but said that two schools are standing out more than others.

“Florida, Florida State, UNC, Duke, Georgia Tech and Liberty have offered me so far,” Sharpe said. “Florida and Florida State are my top two schools right now, but I would say Florida has a slight edge.”

Sharpe plans to visit Florida after basketball season and doesn’t plan to make a decision until after his senior football season.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.