Quick Hitter: Bart's Commitment Status

Mikey Bart is one of South Florida's most recent commitments, but the news that came down on Sunday affected his pledge. Check inside for more.

It was an up-and-down weekend for Mikey Bart.

On Friday, his Buford (Ga.) Wolves traveled south to Columbus (Ga.) Carver for the class 3A quarterfinal playoff game as underdogs.

Carver got on the board first with a pick-six, and it seemed like it would be a long night for Buford. But the Wolves played their game - predicated on running the ball and playing stout defense - and ended up exploding in the second half en route to a 31-7 win.

Bart had a pair of sacks from his defensive end spot and converted some first downs as a tight end. He was elated after the game, and he only reaffirmed his commitment to South Florida soon after.

But on Sunday morning, news of Bulls coach Skip Holtz not being retained quickly spread.

"I'm pretty mad about what happened because I really liked Coach Holtz," said Bart Sunday evening.

The two-way player had talked about possibly taking official visits after Friday's game, and the news only likely furthered that notion - particularly with North Carolina and Syracuse. Bart has offers from each program.

"As of right now, I'm still committed there (USF), but I'm definitely going to keep my options open," said the three-star talent.

For Bart, additional schools may be considered down the line - but his focus remains with Buford's playoff run in the meantime.

Said Bart of additional schools that may be in the mix, "As of right now, no. But that could change soon once the season is over."

Buford takes on Cartersville (Ga.) this weekend for a chance to advance to the state title game.


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