If you’re on the MSU campus this weekend, keep an eye out for a 6’2", 200-pound wide receiver from Plum, PA making his first official visit to East Lansing. From the Class of 2019, let’s meet Rahmon Hart.
“I just want to meet the coaches and see how the environment is – that’s the main thing,” Hart told Spartan Nation of what he’s looking for on the Michigan State campus this weekend. “I just want to see how good the facility is and how good the coaches are.”
Hart, who’s still a sophomore in high school, already has interest from some big name schools. Including the Spartans, Rahmon is being looked at by Notre Dame, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Kentucky and Temple, which has already made him an offer.
He spoke to Spartan Nation about a handful of those schools – Notre Dame, Kentucky, Pitt and Penn State.
“When I went up to Notre Dame, I got to see the campus, and the campus was real great,” Hart said of his time visiting South Bend. “I really liked the environment, but I didn’t get much time to speak to the coaches.”
As for what he took away from his visit with the Wildcats in Lexington, Rahmon explained, “The main thing that stood out to me about Kentucky was mostly their facility and the environment.”
In regards to Pittsburgh, which Rahmon called his “hometown,” he said he really liked it because, “The coaches give me really good treatment.”
And finally, on the Nittany Lions, he said, “I’ve been to Penn State a couple times. I got to meet the receivers coach [Josh Gattis], Coach [Joe] Moorhead, the Offensive Coordinator, and the recruiting coach for my area. The first time I was at Penn State was in 8th grade – they started looking at me early. That was the first college game I’d ever been to.”
Despite the number of schools looking at him at such a young age, Hart admitted that he’s still trying to take the time to enjoy the process, but he currently doesn’t have any timetable on when he’ll make a decision.
“I’m willing to go anywhere that will offer me a good education and to play the earliest,” he admitted.
As for what you can expect to see from Rahmon between the white lines, it all begins with his hands.
“Catching the ball…I rarely drop passes. That’s the thing I like to focus on – catching it first,” he said. It really just comes natural to me. I started playing tackle football in the sixth grade, and I always just had good hands.”
As for a couple of areas he sees some need for improvement in, he admitted, “I think I need to get better at exploding off the ball faster, making sharper cuts, and running after the catch.”
Normal.dotm 0 0 1 456 2600 Syracuse 21 5 3192 12.0 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false When you see the names of schools looking at Hart - Michigan State, Notre Dame, Penn State, Pitt, and Kentucky – or you simply just look at the conferences – Big Ten, ACC and SEC (AAC if you include Temple) – you get a pretty solid understanding of the caliber of player Rahmon Hart is. Yes, he still has a while before he needs to decide where he wants to play college football, but Michigan State is in the mix early for this skilled wide receiver, and we should have a much better understanding of where the Spartans land on his list following his visit to East Lansing this weekend.