Hart Picks OSU
One Big Ten program's loss is another's gain. Michigan recruit JaQuan Hart, a swingman from Flint, came up a little short on his ACT. The Wolverines were unable to accept him as a partial qualifier, so he had to select another program.
On Friday, BlueChipHoops learned that Hart is packing his bags and leaving for Ohio State. Apparently, he considered three schools – OSU, Cincinnati and to an extent Michigan State.
"I just went with my instincts and where I felt the most comfortable," Hart said. "They finished up right behind Michigan last time.
"I don't leave until next month. We don't start school until the 19th. I go down on the 7th or the 8th and then will come back [home] before going back."
Hart continues what's been somewhat of a pipeline from Detroit to Ohio State. Recently, the Buckeyes landed Ricardo Billings from Motown and Brent Darby is on their current roster. Ken Johnson was also a Detroit native.
"I hope I can go in and make a big impact like I plan on doing. I'll have my academics straight and there won't be any excuses for that."
Hart was rated the No. 29 prospect last year by BlueChipHoops.com.