What’s Sharpe been up to?

Florida landed offensive lineman Dontae Angus a week ago, but the Gators are still trying to improve the depth along their offensive line.

One of the top names on the Gators’ board is Jacksonville (Fla.) Providence School offensive tackle David Sharpe, who has taken things slow this summer.

“The recruiting process is going pretty good right now,” Sharpe said. “The process is pretty stable right now and I’m planning on taking some visits but I’m not sure when. I’m going to hit Alabama and North Carolina sometime though.”

The 6-foot-8, 275-pound Sharpe says that he will most likely also take a visit to Gainesville this fall.

“I probably will visit Florida for a fall practice soon,” Sharpe said. “ Me and my dad will probably take the visit but I’m not sure when.”

With Sharpe taking the summer slow, schools have also realized that they must keep in contact with Sharpe since he won’t be on any college campuses this summer.

“Everyone is talking to me about the same,” Sharpe said. “Clemson, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and North Carolina all keep in touch with me about the same. I still talk to the offensive line coaches at each of those schools.”

The last visit that Sharpe took was a visit to Florida during the spring where he had the chance to meet basketball coach Billy Donovan.

“I had a good visit with coach Donovan,” Sharpe said. “He had a real conversation with me about what would happen if I came to Florida and played both sports. He said I would have to work hard and prove that I could do both sports, but overall we had a good conversation.”

Last week Sharpe sent out a tweet saying that he may give up basketball, but he says he isn’t ready to make that decision yet.

“I’m still thinking about everything right now,” Sharpe said. “I may try basketball for one year in college and see how it goes.”

Sharpe had said that he would wait until National Signing Day to make a decision but, he now says that has changed.

“ESPN is planning on coming to the school sometime during the season most likely for my announcement,” Sharpe said.


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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.


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