A four-star prospect and the No. 16 player at his position, Hart feels the need to slow down his recruitment and take it all in.
"It's going really well for me," Hart said. "It kind of took off. I know in the last couple weeks, I got maybe seven or eight new offers. It's really starting to sky-rocket."
Up to 25 total offers, Hart said the process took a challenging turn because of the time it will take to weigh his options.
"It's pretty excited, but kind of bad in a sense that it's more schools that I have to say no to," Hart said. "With a lot of options, it's hard to give everyone a fair look at come to a decision.
"Right now I'm still open, but I'll try to cut it down to seven or eight in August. I have some visits I need to take."
"I really like both of the coaching staffs and their style of play," he said. "I think it fits what I can do. … That's what I'm looking for. I want a good academic school, a good coaching staff and a good environment on and off the court. It has to fit me."
Rutgers was one of the first schools in on Hart, but recently amped up its recruitment.
"I kind of just started learning about them," Hart said. "I know they offered me about a year ago, but they hadn't really stepped in and started recruiting me until a couple of weeks ago. I just started getting information about them."
Rutgers coach Mike Rice and assistant Dave Cox have strong ties to the D.C. area and Hart said he feels comfortable with what he has heard from the staff so far.
The 6-foot-5 Hart averaged 20 points, 12 rebounds and four assists per game for Sidwell last season.