February 4, 2010

Hart very interested in Bulldogs

Bobby Hart admits to being a little overwhelmed since he recently exploded onto the national recruiting scene.

A 6-foot-4, 282-pound offensive lineman from powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas High in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Hart headed to last month's U.S. Army National Junior Combine with only four offers to play college ball.

That list has since grown to 20. Hart surmises that's because he was named the Offensive MVP of the prestigious event, where he dominated in one-on-one drills against some of the best junior defensive players in the country.

The Georgia Bulldogs were one of the schools that took notice, offering Hart one of his 20 scholarship proposals.

"I talked to Coach (Stacy) Searels," Hart said. "He said he loved my tape, and he was going to fax me an offer."

Hart likes what he sees from the Bulldogs, who figure to make the offensive line one of their key positions of need for 2011.

"I'm very interested in Georgia, it's a good program," Hart said. "They've always got good talent and always seem to challenge in the SEC. I'm real interested to see what they have as far as their offense goes."

Hart, who attends the same high school as former Bulldog Geno Atkins, said he already has Georgia high atop his list of 10 favorite schools.

He plans on visiting the school this spring, along with Florida State, Florida, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest. He has already visited Alabama and counts Tennessee among the 20 schools to have offered him so far.

"It's been crazy with all the attention I've been getting," Hart said. "This past month, I went from four offers to 20."

Hart said that Searels was impressed with several parts of his game.

But his footwork is what stood out the most.

"He (Searels) told me I have great footwork, quick feet, like a receiver," Hart said. "He likes the way I move. He feels I can move, pull and pass block."

Hart has no idea when he might decide to commit, but he doesn't appear to be in any hurry.

Along with teammates and fellow recruits Rashad Green and Phil Dorsett, Hart has his eyes set on a state championship.

"We're working hard, lifting weights, doing what we can to get ready," Hart said. "It's not about individuals. We've got some great individuals on this team; we've got some tremendous talent out here."

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