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Sharp plans West coast visit

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Aaron Sharp committed to Kansas State in June and has stayed pretty firm in his decision since giving his pledge. However, he has recently received two Pac-12 offers that have piqued his interest.
It was about three weeks ago when the Humble (Texas) Summer Creek quarterback received an offer from UCLA, and the Bruins have since been joined by Washington.
Now, Sharp plans to take an official visit to UCLA on Jan. 17 and is considering a trip to Washington. So where do things stand in regards to his commitment to Kansas State?
"I'm committed to K-State, but I'm not sure if they will honor my scholarship if I visit UCLA," Sharp said.
When Sharp brought up the possibility of taking other visits to the Kansas State staff, they let him know their commits cannot visit other schools. He still plans to check out what the Bruins have to offer and at this point in time he considers his verbal a soft commitment.
What was it about the Bruins which made him want to check it out?
"Coach Taylor Mazzone came to visit me, and I just like the fact that he helps train QBs," Sharp said. "That camp he runs is a good one from what I hear. Also, their zone read offense, Jim Mora is an NFL Coach…the weather is perfect…I mean, UCLA is UCLA.
"So I wanted to see if it was a fit for me, but still stay committed to K-State. In other words, I wanted to see if UCLA was for me, and if not, stay with K-State. But I believe K-State will pull the scholarship when I take the visit to UCLA."
There is no doubt Sharp is intrigued by UCLA, and the Bruins' coaching staff let him know they think he will fit right into what they do on offense.
"They think I'm a perfect fit," Sharp said. "Coach Mazzone helped coach the Q90 camp. I believe I can get better."
Sharp is currently rated a 5.6, three-star prospect, and ranked No. 66 in the Rivals.com Texas Postseason Top 100 and No. 18 among dual-threat quarterbacks.
Jason Howell is the Midlands Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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