May 22, 2013

Wyatt hits Houston area, has eye on Top 100 athlete

As the spring/early summer evaluation period chugs along, the Longhorn coaching staff is making stops all over the country. One place where Texas will always show a ton of attention to is the Greater Houston area, and recently it stopped by Summer Creek High School in Humble to get a look at one of the state's top 100 players, 2014 dual-threat quarterback Aaron Sharp.

"Yeah, it was kind of unexpected," said Sharp about the Longhorns coming by. "Coach (Darrell) Wyatt was the one that came. He was there just to see me. We didn't get to really talk, but I think they're (the Longhorns) are interested. Coach Wyatt and I are supposed to catch up soon. I think he's going to call me soon after he talks to coach (Major) Applewhite)."

Sharp led Humble Summer Creek to an 11-0 record before an early exit from the playoffs. The talented left-hander completed 170-of-262 passes for 2,954 yards with 38 touchdowns and just six interceptions. However, he's not just a passer. Sharp, who has an impressive track background as well, rushed for 180 yards and three touchdowns last season as well. It sounds like Texas' interest is in Sharp as an athlete with the possibility at playing quarterback.

"It sounds like they like me as an athlete," said the Houston-area product about Texas interested. "I think something like getting a shot at quarterback but also being used as an athlete all around the offense. Baylor is kind of the same way. Coach Briles told me the same thing. I think they have a quarterback ahead of me, maybe Randall Cunningham's son (Randall Cunningham) and coach Briles said he likes me at receiver. I think Texas is legitimately interested though."

It's clear that Sharp has some serious talent as a quarterback, and his offers from Colorado, Houston, Toledo, Utah, and UTEP are offers to play quarterback. So, would he be open to the possibility of going to a school where he's not guaranteed a spot, or is he going to be a quarterback all the way?

"I'm definitely looking forward to trying to play quarterback. I guess you could say I'm a little bit open to it but I'd like to be a quarterback," responded Sharp.

Right now, Sharp doesn't currently have any plans for visits or camps in the summer, although he thinks Texas wants him to come down to a camp so that it can get a closer look. There are a couple of places he'd like to visit, though.

"As far as camps, I'm not for sure," Sharp stated. "I'm not sure if I'm taking summer school or not. I have a couple schools in mind to check out but I'll check with my parents to see if we can work it out. Arizona State, Wake Forest, and probably Colorado."

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