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Hampton's Hart gives verbal to Edinboro University

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Louis Raggiunti|Pine Creek Journal Hampton's Jake Hart has made a name for himself on the werstling mat in the world of the WPIAL. Edinboro University took notice of the current Hampton senior, and offered him a scholarship. Hart gave his verbal committment to the school.
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, 8:55 p.m.

Although he knew in his heart where he would go to college one day, Hampton's Jake Hart still did all he could in the classroom and on the wrestling mat to ensure that dream would come true.

Hart said he knew for quite some time that Edinboro University was right for him, but when a scholarship offer came through, the senior's mind was made up.

“I went to a couple of wrestling camps up there and I liked the coach a lot,” Hart said. “My uncle also went to Edinboro, so I grew up liking the school. This was a good deal — I could not pass it up.”

Hart will be part of a young team at Edinboro next season, and the aspirations of growing up and succeeding as a team for four years has Hart excited.

“The team did well last year, so we could be phenomenal,” Hart said. “I will have a spot next year.”

Hart had other offers but said, aside from wanting to go to Edinboro anyway, they made him the best offer.

“I like the campus and it is a solid Division I program,” Hart said. “Many of my friends are still applying … I am happy I know where I am going.”

Hart said he will earn a degree in criminal justice.

Hart has given his verbal commitment and plans to sign in the coming months. With the future in his sights, Hart will refocus on his studies as well and the upcoming high school wrestling season.

Jerry Clark is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at or 724-779-6979.

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