NoleDigest Take: Bobby Hart

FSU received commitment #14 on Saturday when Fort Lauderdale St Thomas Aquinas offensive linemen Bobby Hart verballed. Hart becomes the third offensive linemen in the class and second player from St. Thomas. Read on for NoleDigest.com's take on the commitment.

Bobby Hart

Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fl (St Thomas)

Ht/Wt: 6'5, 285

Offers: Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, LSU, South Carolina, USC, UCLA, Tennessee, Florida, plus many more

Commitment: Florida State

Accolades: 2nd Team All-State for 2A classification as a junior. Scout.com's #9 rated OT in the 2011 class. Had a dominant performance at the Army All America combine in San Antonio in January.

FSU only landed one offensive linemen in the 2010 class (Danny Foose) and are expected to take 5-6 in the 2011 class. Hart joins fellow Floridians Sterling Lovelady and Trey Pettis on the commitment list after his verbal on Saturday.


Bobby Hart
Chad Simmons, Scout.com

Hart's verbal should put a premium on the OL spots in this class. Players like Jacob Fahrenkrug, Ryan Kelly, Mike Matulis, and Errin Joe have listed high interest in FSU at some point in the process. Many more have been recruited and we are sure that Coach Trickett has a surprise or two up his sleeve. Point here is that space is limited and some of these players should feel a little added pressure over the next several weeks to grab their spot.

Evaluating the Player

Hart is one of the most physically gifted offensive linemen in the country, when you factor in his relative youth(young for his grade), the ceiling is way up there for Bobby. Very athletic with exactly the type of frame that schools like to work with, it would not surprise to see him develop into an All American type down the road.

His transfer to St. Thomas will have him working with one of the top OL coaches in the nation at the high school level. STA seems to produce offensive linemen on a yearly basis and the players go on to enjoy success at the next level. It is safe to say he is poised for a huge year on the field.

He can continue to hone his pass blocking skills as he is a little more adept at run blocking today. He does not always play with the athleticism that he displays at camps/combines, but much of that is technique oriented--an area where Coach Trickett is probably the best in the country. By the end of the year he could very well be one of the top linemen in the state(already is a top prospect).

This is a huge pick-up for the good guys as it is the second STA player in this class (joining Rashad Greene). That is certainly a school that FSU wants to be able to recruit on a yearly basis.

NoleDigest.com will have updates on Bobby throughout his senior year.


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