Hart Not Ready to Close the Door

Bobby Hart was a second-team all state selection for St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) in 2009, so it isn't a surprise that he's one of the most coveted offensive linemen in the country.

It's already hard enough to miss Bobby Hart (6-foot-5, 270-pounds) on the football field, but when the eyes of nearly every college football coach in the country are looking at film of St Thomas Aquinas, it isn't likely that Hart would fly under anyone's radar. With 29 scholarship offers Hart doesn't need any more, but he wouldn't mind adding one from the Irish.

"Notre Dame came to visit Gio Bernard and I talked to coach Kelly and coach Alford for a second," Hart responded when asked about his contact with Notre Dame. "They said that they'd be in contact with me, but that is it. I haven't heard anything from them since.

""Florida State contacts me the most and have shown me the most interest. I'd have to say Georgia, LSU, Florida, and USC. I have offers from all of them but Florida."

"I'm not going to say that I'm going to move forward, there are some schools that if they offered me, Notre Dame being one, that would definitely be in the picture," he said. "There will come a time that I'll just have to move forward. I'm not sure when that will be, but that time will come.

As spring ball nears for both high school and college programs, Hart will need to pare his list of schools down to a manageable list, because he's plans to shut down his recruitment once his senior season starts.

"After spring I'll narrow it down to like a top seven or ten," Hart explained. "I'm not going to focus on recruiting at all during the season. Once practice and my games start, I'm not going to have any phone calls or anything. I'm not going to think about college. It's going to be solely about our team. I'm going to try and not take any official visits during my season, and I'll try to worry about that after we win the state championship."

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