Prime Gators target Sharpe to announce Thursday


After a couple of reschedulings, coveted four-star offensive lineman David Sharpe has decided that Thursday is the perfect day to announce his commitment.

The dual-sport star enjoyed his official visit to Florida over the weekend, and even though the trip was interrupted briefly by his need to play for his high school–national power Providence out of Jacksonville (Fla.)–he was there for most of the weekend. If he picks the Gators, he’ll be the second offensive prospect to choose Florida since the weekend firings of two offensive coaches. Wide receiver Ryan Sousa flipped from Florida State to Florida on Monday.

“I plan to announce on Thursday,” Sharpe told “I’m going to do the hat thing so I will have five teams on the table. This will be my final decision on Thursday unless something crazy happens.”

Florida and Tennessee received official visits from Sharpe, and Georgia was once a hot commodity. And of course Florida State is nearby and doing extremely well. He’ll have several hats on the table, but it appears Florida may once again be the team to beat for his services after there was a time period where the Bulldogs were looking good.

Sharpe dropped in many services’ rankings over the course of the regular season, from a five-star to a four-star. But at 6-foot-6, 290 pounds with athleticism, he has a huge upside.

Editor’s note: All rankings used by Saturday Down South, individual and team-wise, refer to the composite ranking.



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