OL Thomas Hart (6-4 290) of Orangeburg Wilkinson has USC in his top three. He likes the Gamecocks, NC State, and Tennesee. Thomas missed his entire junior year due to a knee injury. He has had surgery to repair his ACL. Thomas says that schools are waiting for him to play in a few games before offering. He feels they are making sure his knee is ok.
Hart has already taken an unofficial visit to USC and likes the school. "I like the campus and the weight room is real nice. It's also close to home," he says. "I've met with Coach (Shane) Beamer and Coach (John) Hunt and they seem real nice. They remind me a lot of my high school coaches."
Hart said that Clemson was strongest on him early but that he has not heard from them since his surgery. He plans to take his official visits to USC, NC State, Tennessee, LSU, and Florida. Hart wants to study computer engineering and says that academics will be a factor in his decision. He has not received an official offer yet.