Ricky Hart receives first offer

Ricky Hart is a "big-country" defensive tackle for Charlton County High School. He stands at 6'4" weighing in at 305 pounds. He reports a 5.1 second 40 time, while benching 385 lbs and squatting 480 lbs. All schools recruiting him are wanting him as a defensive tackle.

What schools are recruiting and talking to Ricky the most?

"Purdue, Illinois, and NC State call me regularly. I hear from them all the time. My coach also said Tennessee has gotten involved."

Have there been any offers received yet?

"NC State recently offered me. They're the first to offer. I'm actually going to my first Junior Day this year in a couple weeks (March 1st) up there."

Ricky also mentioned he'd visited Georgia Tech for the UGA game last fall. "It was nice up there, it was alright. Being in the middle of Atlanta is cool. They aren't recruiting me like they were (before the coaching change). I don't see myself playing for them."

Are there any other teams Ricky would like to hear more from and does he have a favorite?

"Tennessee is probably my favorite right now. I'd like to hear from Arizona State, Oregon, UCLA, and some Pac-10 teams. Also, I'd like South Carolina and South Florida."

Ricky says he doesn't really have a timetable for making a decision on a school. "I'll be looking for a school with good education, location, environment, and somewhere I just know I'd enjoy being at," Hart said.

Recruiting should pick up heavily for Hart this spring as he prepares for next season. "Our team will be good this year. We are in a quarterback situation, but we'll be alright," he said.

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