Notre Dame has had great success recruiting Pennsylvania in recent years. Joshua Lugg, Kurt Hinish, David Adams and Phil Jurkovec all chose the Irish over in-state programs and national fields.
Notre Dame may have found another prospect from the Pittsburgh area in 2019 wide receiver Rahmon Hart.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound prospect put together a strong sophomore season, receiving 25 passes for 535 yards and six touchdowns. He also received second-team all conference honors.
On Saturday, he attended Notre Dame's evaluation camp where he put on a strong display for the coaching staff and got a close look at what the football program has to offer.
"It was good," Hart said. "I had a good talk with the coaches, I did a good job of competing.
"I think the campus is really beautiful. I saw their outdoor and indoor football fields."
Hart felt good about his conversation with Notre Dame's new offensive coordinator and his coaching method.
"I spoke with coach (Chip) Long and he said he really liked my film," Hart said. "He said he was looking forward to watching me next season.
"I don't know much about coach Long but he seems like a cool person that seems really enthusiastic. He's the offensive coordinator and I like their offensive scheme a lot."
With three offers on his list so far, Hart will surely add several more in future. He's caught the attention of several strong college programs, including in-state schools.
"I've been hearing from Pitt, Penn State, Duke, West Virginia, Maryland and Kentucky," Hart said. "My offers are from Temple, Howard and Toledo."
Hart resides in Plum, Pa., a suburb Northeast of Pittsburgh.
As a result, he's close with a few incoming Notre Dame freshmen from the area.
"I'm friends with some of them," Hart said. ""I know Hinish and Adams. I train with Hinish and I often see David Adams at the local gym because he lives real close to me."
Prior to his move to Plum, Hart lived in Illinois where he learned plenty about the Irish.
"I'm familiar with Notre Dame," he said. "I used to live in Chicago and one of my teachers was a big fan of Notre Dame. I lived in Chicago for about 10 years. I moved out of Chicago in seventh-grade."
Moving forward, Notre Dame has Hart's attention. A return visit for a game this fall is in the works.
"I'm still deciding which one I'm going to go to," Hart said. "I went to the Miami game last year. It was a really good game.
"I'm really interested in Notre Dame. I'm really interested in their academics and their football program. I do well in school. Right now, I want to (study) business."