And just like that, K-State has a commitment from what may prove to be the quarterback of the future. Aaron Sharp, a 6-foot-3 three-star prospect from Houston, TX, is among the highest rated dual-threat quarterbacks in the nation. During his junior campaign he threw for 2,954 yards and 38 touchdowns while also placing winning the state championship in the 200 m dash.
I first learned of Sharp’s name on Friday, when my Google News alert informed me that that a recruit with interest in K-State had committed to Utah. I receive similar notifications on a weekly basis, read the headline, and deleted. Yet this morning I wake up to take the dog for jog, and see another Google News alert regarding the same player, this time announcing Sharp had changed his mind and now intends to play in Manhattan.
This is a developing story and no one in the media is aware of what prompted the rapid switch. Sharp was Utah’s top quarterback recruit, and stealing away from the Utes is quite the coup. With offers from these two schools, along with Baylor, Arizona State, Houston and Mississippi State, Sharp announced his intention to play for Utah via Twitter on Friday before switching to the Wildcats Saturday.
Sharp saw his star explode when he won the 4A track meet and demonstrated precisely how fast he was (for those wondering, his winning time was 21.19 seconds). This performance significantly increased interest in the player, although his numbers should speak for themselves. In addition to the clinic he put on last season, he also won district MVP honors his sophomore year for passing for over 2,500 yards and 23 touchdowns. Both 247 Sports and Rivals rate him the #17 dual-threat quarterback in the nation while Rivals has him pegged as the 59th best player in the State of Texas. With the recent lull in recruiting activity for the Wildcats, it’s nice to finally get another name in the ‘commit’ category.