Kansas State thought it had lost the recruiting battle for quarterback Aaron Sharp on Friday.
The three-star Rivals.com rated quarterback had committed to Utah on Friday, but by Saturday had changed his mind and decided he wanted to be a quarterback.
The Humble, Texas, native said the decision to commit to Utah caused a small rift at first within his close family.
“My parents liked both schools, but my mom really wanted me closer to home so she can see me,” Sharp told Rivals.com. “She couldn’t really sleep last night and got emotional because my decision finally set in that I was going so far. So for the family to be in agreement and everybody happy, I told my mom I would switch my choice for her.
“Because to me it really could have gone either way. I liked both schools.”
At 6-foot-3, 190-pounds, Sharp is considered to be a dual-threat quarterback, but he has showcased his arm during his high school career.
Last season he threw for 3,000 yards and 38 touchdowns en route to taking home the 19-4A MVP award. During his sophomore season in 2011, he threw for 2,560 yards and 23 touchdowns.
Sharp is also a decorated track athlete, taking home three Class 4A medals in Texas this year, including beating some of the state’s fastest football recruits in the 200 meter dash.
Sharp chose the Wildcats over Utah and Mississippi State. He had offers from Texas, Baylor, and a number of Pac-12 teams.