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2015 OT talks Clemson visit, Ole Miss offer

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Prior to the recent month-long dead period, Class of 2015 Marietta (Ga.) Sprayberry offensive lineman Bailey Sharp had a couple of offers, but he had no clue what was coming his way mid-January.
Since coaches have been able to contact prospects, schools have been blowing up Sharp's phone with Illinois, Ole Miss and Michigan State joining the list over the past few days.
Sharp was also recently offered by Clemson and spent last Saturday at the Tigers junior day.
"It was really cool," Sharp said of the visit. "I walked in there and almost every coach knew my name. It was cool making a trip there with everyone knowing who I am now. I got to meet and speak with Dabo Swinney while I was there and that was pretty cool."
The 6-foot-5, 284-pound Sharp also took a long look at the Tigers future depth chart and liked what he saw.
"They were showing me their depth chart of offensive lineman and after next year they're really short," he said. "I think they're going to only have three good tackles and both Dabo and their offensive line coach were telling me that they're going to need tackles like me."
Growing up in the Atlanta area, Sharp is also intrigued by the idea of playing in SEC, an option that Ole Miss can offer.
"I thought it was really cool to get an offer from them," Sharp said of the Rebels. "I know they're a really good school in the SEC."
With the way the Rebels have recruited the past few years, Sharp said picking up an offer is flattering.
"They've been doing a really good job of bringing in talent," he said. "They know how to recruit for what they're trying to do and to land a guy like Robert Nkemdiche shows what they can do."
With the sudden explosion of interest, Sharp said he's now anxious to get out and see more schools.
"We have a few furlough days coming up at school so we're going to try to get out and take some visits," he said. "We're going to get more down south and we may hit Ole Miss, too."
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