The consensus 4-star wing from Sidwell Friends verbally committed to coach Jay Wright and the Villanova Wildcats on Wednesday afternoon. Hart confirmed he will sign his National Letter of Intent during the Fall signing period.
If you've been following our coverage on Josh Hart, you've probably been feeling pretty good about Villanova's chances of landing him for a while. Rumors broke this morning that Josh Hart was going to make the call for Villanova at his afternoon press conference before Hart quelled the excitement by tweeting that he hadn't made up his mind yet.
Im officially a Villanova Wildcat!!!!!!! #NovaNation— Josh Hart (@TeamNike_Hart) October 10, 2012
In the end though, Jay Wright got his man in the consensus 4-star wing player from Maryland. Hart announced his decision at Franklin Grille in Washington, D.C. this afternoon at a press conference.
Hart joines Kris Jenkins in Villanova's 2013 recruiting class and the staff will now be able to exclusively focus on filling out the frontcourt with 1-2 more players.
Hart brings an intensity, especially on the defensive end, that Villanova may have been lacking in the past couple of season. Hart also brings a solid mid-range game and great rebounding prowess into the fold for Villanova. He should be an important contributor in the coming years for 'Nova.
Congrats on joining 'Nova Nation, Josh!