Hart's Recruitment Heating Up

Josh Hart's recruitment has been heating up and is in the final stages. He's taken three of his official visits with two more scheduled this month. Read about what he thought of Xavier's move to get back into the mix.

One of the kids that Xavier has moved back into the mix on is Josh Hart out of the DC area.

Rutgers, Villanova, Penn State and Miami had been in his top schools for a while, but Xavier has found their way into Hart's top five in the final stages of his recruitment.

Villanova and Xavier both had in-home visits with Hart last Sunday, and Hart said the Musketeers' staff made a good impression.

"We just kind of talked about some things and why on their part there wasn't as much communication lately," he said. "They told me how I fit really well into the program and just about the winning tradition."

"They also have the opportunity for me to play right away," Hart said, noting that he "definitely" liked that about Xavier.

Hart hosted Miami at his house on Tuesday, and said that the Hurricanes also, "made a great impression."

Hart has already made visits to Villanova, Penn State and Rutgers, and said that all three have set the bar pretty high for his two final visits, Xavier and Miami.

"I loved all of them. I couldn't pick out one that separated themselves yet," Hart said. "I had a great time at all of them and enjoyed the people there."

Hart says he's looking for a place that he can call home when on these visits.

"Definitely a campus that really supports athletics. That's really a huge thing. I want a community that I can call home and call family. I liked that about those (Rutgers, Penn State, Villanova) visits. They all had tight-knit communities and the guys on the teams just told me about how much the school supported them and the people around the community."

Hart says he has two more official visits to make and then he'll be making his decision not too long after, before his high school season starts on November 15.

"I'm leaving tomorrow to go to Xavier and will be visiting Miami later this month."

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