Hart Makes Decision

And we thought Ohio State was finished recruiting. Not so fast. On Friday, Jim O'Brien and his staff learned that there would be a new Buckeye in town. Swingman JaQuan Hart, originally a Michigan signee, is headed to Columbus.

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.

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