The fallout for LSU from losing No. 1 recruit in left tackle Cameron Robinson (West Monroe, La. West Monroe) to Alabama has seen the Tigers move on from the in-state prize and like a scorned lover looking to move on to the next prize.
That next prize comes in the form of No. 2 offensive tackle David Sharpe (Jacksonville, Fla. Providence) who received an offer from LSU Wednesday evening.
LSU just offered #Tigers
— David Sharpe (@SHARPECITYY) September 19, 2013
Sharpe also doubles as a basketball player and holds offers from a number of his top suitors to play both sports at the next level for his freshman season. Florida, Georgia, Clemson in that order are presumed to be the top three for the 6-8, 288-pound left tackle.
If LSU offers him in basketball they could be a contender for his signature during February’s signing day, but that would take a bite into the considerable lead by the Gators, Bulldogs and Tigers.
Sharpe has been a bit of a late bloomer on the football field, but has been a fast riser in recruiting circles in part because of his elite size, athleticism, and footwork. One of the primary reasons he has taken his game to the next level is in large part because of former USC Trojan and Jacksonville Jaguar Tony Boselli who is a volunteer coach at Providence.
Sharpe may or may not end up taking a visit to LSU, but one thing for certain is LSU is committed to finding more help on the offensive line where they have zero commitments from offensive tackles.