West Rusk’s DJ Hart Commits to Missouri State
With official practices for the upcoming 2018 season just a couple days away, West Rusk 2019 ATH DJ Hart has made his college decision.
The Raiders' two-way standout reported via Twitter on Friday morning that he has committed to Missouri State.
Hart (6-0, 175) chose Missouri State over other Division I offers from Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Kansas, and Stephen F. Austin.
Last season, Hart starred on both sides of the ball. As a receiver, he finished with 12 catches for 182 yards and a touchdown, while adding 470 yards and four touchdowns on 34 rushing attempts.
At cornerback, Hart made 30 tackles and had four interceptions, 12 pass break-ups, and a forced fumble.
West Rusk finished 2017 with an overall record of 10-2, reaching the Class 3A Division II regional semifinals where it was eliminated by eventual state champion Newton.
Missouri State is an FCS school that competes in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Bears are coached by Dave Steckel and were 3-8 last season.
Hart, like all incoming seniors, is first eligible to sign with any program that offers him in December.