Oct 5, 2013; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp reacts after a Florida touchdown during the second half of the game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Florida defeated Arkansas 30-10. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Five-star Offensive Tackle David Sharpe Delays Announcement

David Sharpe is one of the most coveted prospects in the nation, and the five-star offensive lineman was set to announce his commitment on Thursday at his high school, but stated Wednesday night via his Twitter account that he was delaying the announcement.

Commitment cancelled tomorrow I apologize it will not be at prov when I do have it Though” – David Sharpe, @SHARPECITY

Of course in his tweet, Sharpe is referencing his school in Jacksonville, FL, Providence High School.

The 6-6, 288 pound tackle is rated as the No. 11 offensive tackle in the nation and the 13th best player in the state of Florida for 2014, according to the 247 Sports composite rankings.

The battle of Sharpe seems to have come down to the Florida Gators, the consensus favorite, and the Tennessee Volunteers and Georgia Bulldogs. According to the experts at 247 Sports, 84 percent have Sharpe landing with Florida in their Crystal Ball predictions, while Georgia and Tennessee each have five percent.

This fall, Sharpe unofficially visited the Gators on June 12 and made a trip to Athens to see the Dawgs in September. The team that may have the most momentum with Sharpe is the Volunteers who just hosted Sharpe on an official visit back on Nov. 8.

Sharpe is by far the biggest offensive line prospect for either of the three teams heavily recruiting him because of his size and frame to go along with his footwork and athleticism on the field.

My prediction is that Sharpe will stay close to home and land with the Gators, but it will be interesting to see how things play out in Gainesville with Florida struggling and the possibility of some coaching changes whether it is Muschamp or coordinators that may be forced to leave.

That could be the reason why Sharpe delayed his commitment because of the question marks within the Gators program, but if Muschamp returns as head coach at Florida, I expect Sharpe to land with the Gators. If not, then the Vols and Dawgs will slug it out for the offensive tackle who could come in and have an immediate impact.

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