Sharpe high on Florida

Last Saturday the Gators hosted one of their top remaining offensive targets for their annual Orange and Blue game.

That prospect was Jacksonville (Fla.) Providence School offensive lineman David Sharpe who is one of the top offensive linemen in the nation.

“It was a pretty good day,” Sharpe said. “It was good to be back and this time I got to see the whole campus. The campus was really nice to see, everything was beautiful. All of the buildings on campus were nice and the land areas around were nice including being able to see the live alligators. All of the buildings were nice and together though.”

The 6-foot-8, 275-pound Sharpe liked the scrimmage Florida had but wished they were able to scrimmage more.

“It was nice to see them scrimmage some but I wish they would have had more linemen to play an actual game,” Sharpe said. “But it was nice to see them running through plays and see the linemen go through drills. Florida definitely needs more depth on the line, that will way into my decision.”

Will Muschamp and offensive line coach Tim Davis both met with Sharpe before he left and had a strong message for the lineman.

“Coach Davis said he was fired up about me visiting Florida again,” Sharpe said. “He said that he needs me up there and that he can help me get better as a player. Coach Muschamp said the same thing and that he really wants and needs me to be a Florida Gator to help them with depth. Coach Davis said that he sees me playing left tackle for Florida.”

Now that Sharpe has visited Florida twice this spring, he has an idea of where Florida stands as well as a few more visits planned.

“Florida is high on my list but I don’t have a leader or anything yet,” Sharpe said. “But I’m getting more comfortable at Florida. I plan to visit Alabama and Georgia soon too.”

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, 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.