BY WIL CREWS
Local footballer Jacorious “J.C.” Hart continues to receive national attention.
The 3-star defensive back out of Loachapoka already has offers from Ivy League schools and many others, however, recently, he picked up his biggest offer yet. If he so chooses, Hart could now stay close to home after graduating high school, as the rising senior received an offer from the hometown team — Auburn University — on Monday. Auburn is the third SEC team to offer Hart, behind Mississippi State and Missouri.
“Extremely blessed to earn a SEC offer from Auburn University,” Hart said in an announcement on Twitter.
At 6-feet-2-inches, 180-pounds and with a 4.37 40-yard dash, Hart and other Loachapoka players recently attended a camp at Auburn University. Hart won “Defensive MVP”.
A standout on the football field, Hart led the Loachapoka defense last season with five interceptions. While his play on the pitch had generated the most buzz, Hart’s commitment to academic excellence also appeals to big-time universities.
Hart boasts an impressive 4.2 GPA and is already in dual enrollment classes at Auburn.
“He’s very hardworking in the classroom, very hard worker in the weight room,” his head coach Reco Newton said in an interview in March. “He’s overall a great leader.”