Maurice (Mo) Hart
IC – Do you go by Maurice?
MH – Yes
IC – Do you have a nickname?
MH – Well, people call me Mo.
IC – Would you rather us call you Maurice or Mo?
MH – Mo is fine.
IC – Mo, are you on track to graduate in December?
MH – Yes.
IC – How much eligibility will you have remaining?
MH – Two years plus one RS year.
IC – Which Div-1 teams are recruiting you?
MH – Carolina, NCST, UCLA, Ore St
IC – Any offers yet?
MH – Not any Div-1 offers yet but I think I'm close on getting some.
IC – Do you have a favorite?
MH – North Carolina is my favorite.
IC – Who recruited you when you were in HS?
MH – Carolina, NCST, ECU, Mich. They started backing off of me when I had trouble getting a good SAT score.
IC – How is recruiting different for you in JC than in HS?
MH – In HS only schools from the East Coast were recruiting me. Now schools from all over are recruiting me.
IC – How do you like California?
MH – I like it.
IC – Is there any differences between the people in California and the people in North Carolina?
MH – Oh yes, the people back home look at you funny if they don't know you. Out here everyone has been real friendly. Especially when they found out I was from out of state.
IC – Would you like to come back to North Carolina?
MH – Yes.
IC – Who is recruiting you from Carolina?
MH – Coach Browning
IC – Have you had a chance to meet any of the new staff?
MH – Yes, I met the defensive staff when I came home this past summer.
IC – You've met Coach Tenuta then?
MH – Yes
IC – What do you think of the new coaches?
MH – I loved the new staff. They were honest with me and I felt like they treated me like a man (truthful and with respect). I liked the way that they talked with me. I've had coaches in the past where I didn't feel like they were being truthful.
IC – Mo, what makes you a good player?
MH – I'm fast, coachable, A quick learner, and I give a 110%.
IC – Does your family have a preference where you play next?
MH – I think my Mom would like me close to home but she is leaving it up to me.
IC – Your mom sounds like a fine person.
MH – My mom is great. I really love my mom. She will retire after this year so she can fly to see me play if she has too.
IC – Do you any idea about when you might decide?
MH – My mom encouraged me to be patient and weigh all of my options. I will try not to commit right away after the first offer but it would be tough to turn down an offer close to home.
IC – You would probably decide before the end of December?
MH – Yes, definitely
IC –What do you like about Carolina?
MH – Oh man! Everything! The atmosphere is irresistible, I love the spirit, I love the colors, and I love that blue. The place is just hypnotizing.
IC – Mo, What advice would you give HS football players?
MH – Stay focused. There were alot of distractions at home but when I think if I had just done what I could have done in school then I would be playing Div-1 football instead of JC. They should listen to their parents more. I was a little stubborn when I was in HS and in some ways it cost me.