Thomas Worthington's Sharick to play for Tennessee

Thomas Worthington High School senior Nick Sharick has earned a shot at a Division I football scholarship.

A four-year long-snapper for the Cardinals, Sharick initially will attend the University of Tennessee as a walk-on with the opportunity to compete for the school's one scholarship at the positon.

"There's me and another walk-on who's a junior, and he just had surgery," Sharick said. "(Tennessee's) special teams coach recruited me and his plan is for me and this other kid to compete for the starting spot. If I get the job for the first game, I'll get the scholarship."

Although Thomas Worthington didn't have a winning season and went just 14-26 during Sharick's four seasons, he would give the program two Division I scholarship players from the 2012 class if he does win the job. Three-star defensive back Nana Kyeremeh signed with West Virginia in February.

Sharick, whose GPA is 3.4, previously had his eye on Duke and Boston College, and West Virginia was a school that also showed interest.

Here's Sharick's latest evaluation from Rubio Long Snapping.

Sharick's brother, Jake Sharick, is a sophomore men's lacrosse player for Ohio State.

"Chris Rubio's long-snapping camp got my foot in the door with Tennessee," Nick Sharick said. "I had my eye on Tennessee because I knew they had a senior who was graduating. I went and visited about three or four weeks ago and committed the next day. There were a lot of open and shut doors."

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By: Jarrod Ulrey

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