Leon Hart Talks to CUTigers.com

Leon Hart, a 5-star offensive lineman from Columbia's Spring Valley High School, continues to receive offers from the nation's top programs. CUTigers.com caught up with the Spring Valley star and we've got the latest on his offer list, and his thoughts on being rated as one of the top linemen in the country by TheInsiders.com.

OL Leon Hart
6-5, 285, 5.1
Spring Valley High School
Columbia, South Carolina

Today was an exciting day for the prize recruit as he found out that he was rated the 3rd best offensive lineman in the country by Insiders. "It felt good when I first went on the Insiders site. My dad had seen it first and he told me about it. I went on there this morning."

The impressive offer list now stands at 19 and includes South Carolina, Clemson, South Carolina State, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Auburn, Alabama , Wake Forest, North Carolina, Duke, Florida, Oklahoma, Georgia, Nebraska, Michigan, Penn State, Ohio State, Virginia and Maryland. "I'm narrowing things down. I know I'll have a top 5 by Thanksgiving and those 5 will get visits."

Hart, who is the top rated player in South Carolina according to Insiders, does not have a top 5 at the moment. "South Carolina, Clemson, Virginia and Florida are recruiting me the hardest right now," said Hart.

The powerful lineman has already attended a one day camp at South Carolina and plans to camp at Florida later this summer.

The strengths for this outstanding lineman are numerous. "I have good feet. I can be dominating at pass blocking and run blocking. I also use my hands well." The scary thing for opponents is that Hart plans to work even harder to improve during his senior season. "I want to get more knockdown blocks and maintain contact longer," stated Hart.

What factors will Hart consider when deciding where he will play his college ball? "The big factors are academics and the football program. I will also consider the type of people I want to be around, the coaching staff and the whole environment." Hart plans to major in computer science or electrical engineering.

Brad Scott is recruiting Hart for the Tigers. "I go up there a lot on unofficial visits. I really like the coaching staff. I like the whole football environment up there."

Hart expects to commit after taking his visits. "I don't see myself holding out till signing day," stated Hart. We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding offensive lineman from South Carolina, right up through signing day 2004.

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