Despite taking three quarterbacks in the 2013 recruiting class, the Utes are still going hard after the position in 2014 with Aaron Sharp
of (TX) being a top target. Sharp visited Utah
over the weekend after picking up a recent offer and is starting to narrow things down.
"So far, the recruitment is going pretty good. I've talked to a couple of coaches the last few days."
The 3 star signal caller has offers from and more high profile schools are getting into the mix.
"I have offers from Utah, Houston
, and UTEP
. I'm also hearing from Wake Forest
, Kansas State
, Louisiana Tech
, and Arkansas
Sharp's recent visit to Utah went well and the Utes continue to be one of his standout schools.
"I really liked the campus and liked Utah, period. It seemed like a nice place to stay and a nice place to be. Coach Scalley showed me around the campus and I liked it a lot."
Sharp's visit during the spring game coincided with visits with quite a few other players, including a few Utah commits.
"One of the defensive linemen (Alan Havili) was a fun guy to be around. He's very excited to be a Ute."
As Utah continues to recruit the state of Utah heavily, the influx of Texans that have success at the U remains a draw for players like Sharp.
"Quite a few people from Texas come to Utah and I know a couple of them. I know a guy that plays at Weber State, and everyone is telling me how great the state of Utah is."
Sharp and his family decided to take a visit to BYU
as well while in town.
"It was ok. I didn't get a chance to see as much there as I did at Utah with it being Sunday, but I talked to the quarterback coach and watched some film. It was pretty good."
Not wanting his recruitment to drag into his senior year, Sharp intends to end it all sooner rather than later and Utah is sitting well at the moment.
"No favorites right now, but I do like Utah. Just looking at all of my choices and when the time is right, I'll make that decision at some point in the summer."
The 6-3, 190 pounder is being quite diligent in his research on schools, wanting to explore every avenue before making a verbal pledge.
"I'm looking for a big-time college atmosphere. I've always wanted to play at a big time place. Education is most important. I want the right fit for me education-wise and a place where I can earn my degree. I want the right environment for the next four or five years of my life. I'm not one of those guys that transfers. When I go somewhere, I'll be there for four or five years and I want to make sure I find the right school for that."
Between now and when he decides, Sharp will keep himself busy with visits and upcoming spring ball.
"Hopefully I'll be able to visit a couple of the other schools I'm interested in and are showing me love. RIght now though, I'm just focusing on track and then will get ready for spring ball so more coaches can come out and watch me throw."
Sharp is also a track star who competes in the 200 meters, 4X200, and 4X400, which he may do at the next level.
"It's not my plan so it's not a big deal to me, but a lot of coaches have been asking me about it. I'm just not sure right now. Houston wants me to do both."