It's less than a month before the start of the 2010 high school football season and the High School Gridiron Report is staying in high gear with a tremendous show this Wednesday night from 9-10 on WQAM (560 AM).
Larry Blustein and Kevin Rogers have a full plate of guests this week with St. Thomas Aquinas lineman Bobby Hart, University of South Florida head coach Skip Holtz and University of Miami-bound receiver Eli Rogers from Northwestern slated to join this week.
TOP LINE PROSPECT
After spending the past few years at Cardinal Gibbons High, the 6-5, 295-pound offensive tackle prospect has made the move to St. Thomas and comes in as one of the best line prospects in the nation.
Rated as one of the elite line prospects in the state, Hart has offers from over 25 schools including FSU, Florida, Oklahoma, USC, Wisconsin and defending national champion Alabama.
HOLTZ GETTING COMFORTABLE
A new era began at the University of South Florida with the hiring of Skip Holtz as the head coach of the football program on Jan. 14, 2010.
Holtz, who is just the second head coach in the 13 year history, comes to USF after five seasons at East Carolina and is a riding a streak of back-to-back Conference USA Championships. Holtz is one of just four coaches nationally to lead his teams to league titles each of the last two seasons.
Skip's father, Lou Holtz, is an acclaimed former head football coach and currently works as a commentator on the television channel ESPN.
He attended Holy Cross Junior College in South Bend, Ind., for two years before transferring to Notre Dame in 1984. Holtz earned his bachelor's degree in business management in 1986 and was a football letterwinner for the Irish in 1986, appearing in all 11 games as a special teams member and backup flanker.
BACK-TO-BACK NATIONAL CROWNS
While he has been taking a back seat to teammate and future University of Miami quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, Rogers has been quite impressive over the past two weeks.
The 5-10, 175-pounder was part of the South Florida Express summer 7-on-7 team that captured a national title two weeks ago at the Badger Tournament in Tuscaloosa. last week, he was instrumental in leading the Bulls to a second national championship at the Nike 7-on event in Oregon.
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