December 12, 2011

Sharpe enjoys Kent State visit

The Kent State coaching staff continues to look for big, athletic targets at the wide receiver position. This weekend, the Flashes hosted a prospect from the East Coast in Piscataway (N.J.) product Tajae Sharpe. The 6-foot-3, 175-pound prospect made his scheduled official visit and enjoyed his time on campus.

"It was real nice," said Sharpe. "I just got back not too long ago but everything was cool as far as the players and everything. They have a new coaching staff so it seems like everything is starting to come together."

Sharpe spent most of his time speaking with head coach Darrell Hazell as well as his main recruiter throughout the process, running backs coach Jafar Williams.

"Coach Hazell and coach Williams, I talked to those two the most," he explained. "They just talked about the team overall and where they heading, not so much about myself personally but it was more about the team."

Sharpe had spent most of his senior year focusing on having a big season and put recruiting on the back burner for a little bit. Now that the season is over, he is going to start looking at things more closely. Right now, Sharpe isn't claiming any leaders.

"There aren't really any schools at the top right now," he said. "I'm just waiting and looking at everything and making sure that I make the right decision. I'm going on my official visits and then I'll probably know which schools are at the top."

Still, Sharpe said his trip to Kent State has improved the Flashes chances of ultimately landing the talented prospect.

"It obviously helped them," he said. "They have a nice campus and a nice school and everything, it definitely helped them."

Sharpe will spend the next several days trying to iron out the details of his four remaining official visits and he has a handful of quality programs to choose from.

"I'm definitely going to start planning my other ones very soon," he said. "I'm looking at Maryland, Towson, Penn State, Pittsburgh, and James Madison (for the other visits)."

On the field, Sharpe fits the mold of what the Kent State coaching staff is trying to add at the wide receiver position, which is taller targets that can cause match-up problems.

"I go up and attack the ball well," he said. "I can cover a lot of the field (on defense) and as far as a receiver I can block well and I run good routes and I can catch the ball well."

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