Hart's stock is on the rise

It was an excellent month of July for Josh Hart. Now the four-star guard is adding offers.

During the month of July, Josh Hart stood out with his play. Helping the 16-and under Team Takeover squad to several impressive finishes, Hart was a scoring machine. The 6-foot-4 guard simply found a way to put points on the scoreboard, and now more attention is coming his way on the recruiting trail.

"I thought it was just a great experience," said Hart. "This was my first year playing against big time competition from the Elite 100 camp to Peach Jam. It was great and humbling for me. I think I had a good summer overall."

When it comes to his recruitment, some schools have begun to really enter the mix for Hart.

"I have been hearing the most from NC State, William & Mary, VCU, Xavier, Penn State, and Miami since I got back," said Hart.

Hart continued, "(Today) I am visiting VCU and Tuesday I am visiting William & Mary."

Virginia Commonwealth has been one of the schools recruiting Hart the longest, and on his visit he knows what he will be paying attention.

"At VCU I really want to take a look at the campus and see the facilities," said Hart. "Coach (Shaka) Smart has been doing a great job with them so I am going to watch them work out and see his coaching technique."

When it comes to his trip to William & Mary, Hart knows less about the school but is interested to see what happens.

"At William & Mary I don't know too much," Hart explained. "I will be looking at a lot of the same things as VCU. I know their academics are one of the best in the country so I want to look at their majors as well as their basketball team."

The most recent school to offer Hart was NC State. The Wolfpack have made recruiting the Washington D.C. area a priority since Head Coach Mark Gottfried took over, and getting an offer from them was impressive to Hart.

"It was overwhelming," said Hart of the offer. "Growing up on the east coast the ACC is like the conference you look at the most. Growing up a fan of the ACC and all the rivalries, to get an offer from them it was really gratifying."

For now Hart is in no hurry to make a choice, and he is just beginning to scratch the surface of his recruitment.

"I am just starting to look at my recruitment seriously," said Hart. "I hadn't been too involved until this summer. This summer caused me to focus on the schools that I would like to go to and visit, and see what they have to offer inside the classroom and on the basketball floor."

Currently Hart is rated as the No. 68 player in the nation.

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