Kettering (Ohio) Archbishop Alter tight end Greg Hart is preparing to head south for spring break this week, but before starting his vacation there were a few recruiting tasks to handle, including adding three new schools to his offer list.
"I got Louisville in seventh period today and then I got Wake Forest at about 4," Hart reported Wednesday night. "Then I got Purdue [Tuesday]. They all three actually came out of the blue."
Initial contact with Louisville came several weeks back, but Hart had no serious conversations with the Cardinals' staff until the offer came through.
Article Continues Below
"I got a friend request from Coach [Charlie] Strong awhile ago. He never messaged me, so that was it really," Hart said. "Then, Coach Strong actually messaged me today, said he liked the way I played and wanted me to know I had an offer from Louisville. I don't know much about the program, but I am looking forward to knowing more."
Wake Forest is a program, like Louisville, that Hart only has basic knowledge of, and like Louisville, there were no serious conversations between the two parties until Wednesday.
"I never had gotten a letter or anything from Wake," Hart said. "Coach [Brian] Knorr, the defensive coordinator, sent me a message on Facebook and said he liked my film and liked how I was aggressive. He wanted me to give him a call, so that's what I did. We talked and he said he liked the way I play and I could be utilized well in that offense."
Hart has never visited Wake Forest's campus, but it is a trip he will consider making later in the recruiting process.
"It would be a hard trip to make, but I definitely have interest with the academic reputation they have," he said. "I'm definitely looking forward to learning more because I don't really know anything about Wake Forest outside of their academics."
Purdue actually began the theme of making their first contact meaningful. Their offer on Tuesday surprised the three-star tight end.
"I heard from Coach [Kevin] Wolthausen yesterday night," Hart said. "He is new at Purdue, but their offensive staff really liked my film and they really like how I can move for the frame that I have. They think I can be a downfield threat at tight end for them in the offensive scheme that they run."
One other order of business Hart took care of before embarking on his vacation was to make a trip to Ohio State for a spring practice on Wednesday. He drove up to Columbus after school and spent time around the Buckeye's coaching staff and players as they ran through their session.
"Coach [Urban] Meyer is an awesome guy," Hart said. "He looks you in the eye and is completely honest with you. His practice is one of the most intense ever. It seems like a great place, a great atmosphere all the time."
Ohio State is not one of the dozen-plus to offer the 6-5, 225-pound Hart, but the nation's No. 19 ranked tight end knows what he has to do to have a shot at that offer.
"They want me to come up to camp on June 10 to see a little bit more before they make anything official," he said. "I am planning to go to camp on June 10 to see what could happen."
Hart has no other trips officially scheduled in the coming months, but he is looking to get back out to Pittsburgh and Northwestern for follow-up visits sometime in May.