Sharp interested in TCU

Sharp interested in TCU

Humble (TX) Summer Creek quarterback Aaron Sharp has led his team to an 11-0 record.

In just their third year of varsity football, Humble (TX) Summer Creek is already making a name for themselves in Texas High School football.

The Bulldogs enjoyed a 9-2 season in 2011 and they've done even better this season with an 11-0 campaign. They won their first playoff game in school history last week with a big 51-27 win over Vidor in the Class 4A Division I playoffs.

To find where much of their success comes from, one only needs to look at the tremendous play of junior quarterback Aaron Sharp. The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder has thrown for 2,696 yards with 35 touchdowns to only 6 interceptions. He's also rushed for 191 yards on only 20 carries.

Sharp says his team's undefeated season is largely due to more experienced players.

"We've been performing real good, we've had had a lot more impact this year compared to last year," he said. "We had some guys coming back, we had a lot of good returners that were sophomores and juniors and we've been playing real good as a team. It's been a real dedicated season for the whole team."

Sharp has already surpassed his season totals from a year ago and has worked on becoming a better passer. He's done just that with a limited amount of turnovers and for a guy that averages nearly 10 yards per carry, he's become a total dual-threat to opponents.

"I feel like I'm doing much better this year than I was last year, I think there's more things I've added to my game as far as different mechanics to make better throws," he said. "I've transitioned into a dual threat quarterback, I can still run and get yards and it's really helped my game and offense. I've added a different threat they have to honor and it's been a real good season for me so far."

Surprisingly, Sharp only holds one offer at the moment. However, several programs have him on their radar.

"As of right now I only have an offer from UTEP," he said. "I've been getting a lot of mail and looks from schools around the country. I've been getting Facebook messages and other stuff. I'm getting interest from Texas Tech, Northwestern, Kansas State, Georgia, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Oregon, TCU, Washington State, Washington, UCLA, Oklahoma, Mississippi State and West Virginia."

A couple of schools have told Sharp they want him to visit their campus soon.

"Right now, the main school that has talked to me about coming to visit their campus is Texas Tech and Texas A&M," Sharp said. "That's pretty much it."

Among the schools showing a little interest is TCU. Sharp has kept a close eye on the Horned Frogs in recent years and has heard nothing but positive things about the program.

"I've watched a lot of them the few years since they had that championship run and watching the offense and how they play they've really developed into a powerhouse college football team," Sharp said. "They're always a team to watch out for and I really heard good things about TCU about how the education is good and the campus has really good facilities."

With several schools pursuing the signal-caller, he says he's focused on helping his team at the moment and because of that he's been limited to researching schools to determine a favorite.

"I'm just researching different schools that have been looking at me," he said of any favorites. "I think I'm going to dedicate my team for that in the off-season and I think by then I'll have a couple of favorites."

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