Defensive Line | 6'3 | 250
Brother Rice HS | Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Brother Rice Head Coach Al Fracassa
"I can't say enough great things about Conor as a football player, student and person. Vanderbilt is getting a very special young man.
"Conor is the latest in a long time of outstanding football players in that family. He loves the game, knows the game, and plays with a great deal of enthusiasm.
"Conor is a tremendous athlete, a big guy with excellent speed. He actually ran the 100 in track for us. Imagine a 250-pounder that runs a 10.9. He has the physical strength and speed to play effectively on the outside at defensive end."
Selected Vanderbilt over Bowling Green, Colorado State, Miami (Ohio), Syracuse
Senior captain... Two-year starter at DE for Detroit metro private power... As senior, contributed 62 tackles, including 34 solo stops, 7.5 QB sacks and three forced fumbles... Named to Detroit Free Press' All-State squad and Detroit News' Blue Chip Team as senior... Also earned All-County honors... In 2009, posted 75 tackles, 5.5 QB sacks and three forced fumbles... Earned three letters as track sprinter, with PRs of 10.9 (100) and 22.75 (200)... Anchored 4x100-meter relay that set school record... Honors student and recipient of team's leadership award as senior.
Conor Kevin Hart... Son of Kevin and Martie Hart... Born on March 26, 1992... Family has remarkable football ties - dad was standout at Notre Dame; late grandfather, Leon Hart, won 1949 Heisman Trophy and Associated Press' 1949 Male Athlete of the Year as a two-way end for Notre Dame... Brother, Brennan, also played football at Notre Dame; sister, Jenna, played volleyball at Fordham.