Not many high school players get recruited by Division-1 programs and the ones that do usually are pretty good. Plum’s Rahmon Hart fits that category and this afternoon I got the chance to talk to him.
“I know there’s a possibility that I’m going to be highly recruited if I stay focused”, said Hart. “My dad has always taught me to stay humble, hungry and respectful. I’m just going to keep listening to my dad, my coaches and my other mentors so that I can keep getting better.”
Over the weekend, Hart was one of the many players that attended the Pitt football camp at the South Side. According to the list that I received, Hart was one of about eight freshman to workout for Pat Narduzzi and Pitt.
“I think the camp at Pitt went really well. I think I did a good job during the wide receiver drills. I also think I did well during my route running during the 1-on-1 drills”, said Hart.
“I had a chance to speak with the Pitt coaches before, during and after the camp. Most of my interactions were with Coach Sherman. I was in his group the whole day and he gave me some great feedback about my performance. I also got a chance to speak with my dad’s college coach (Jay Foster) while he was at Slippery Rock. He’s now the assistant coach at the University of Albany.”
“I know that I’m only going into my sophomore season but I’m committed to doing whatever I can to get better”, said Hart. “I came to the camp to learn from an excellent wide receivers coach and to compete against some of the best athletes around.”
Pitt has mainly been in communication with Hart’s head coach at Plum Matt Morgan, his Evolve 7 on 7 Coach Von Madden and his personal trainer DeWayne Brown. Since he’s in their backyard, Pitt will no doubt be tracking the progress of Hart over the next couple years.
Is it too early for Pitt to offer this young talent and what would it mean to Hart?
“Getting a scholarship offer from Pitt would be great! Pittsburgh is my hometown and my head coach had a great career there. I know that I’m only entering my sophomore year but I think anything is possible if I have a good season and continue to get good grades”, said Hart.
Right now, Hart has offers from Kentucky Christian University and Temple. He tells me that Penn State, Kentucky, Iowa State and Toledo have told him that they’re interested in him. Most coaches are impressed with his route running, his hands and his size (6-2, 200).
I was very impressed with Hart’s maturity and he’s definitely a player that we’re going to continue to track over the next couple of seasons.