Jordon Hardwick is one of two class of 2015 D1 prospects at St. Louis (MO) Vianney high school.…
Home Stretch For Hardwick
Kirkwood (MO) Vianney defensive end Jordon Hardwick's number of offers has grown to the point where he's contending to push to be amongst the top five in the state in terms of scholarships. The Missouri native has been pursued aggressively lately as schools look to add the coveted pass rusher. He currently holds 12 offers, the notable ones being from Tulsa, Miami (OH), Ball State, and North Dakota State. Hardwork discussed how they've turned up the heat on him. "Those four are recruiting me pretty hard," he admitted to Scout. "They've shown sincere interest about wanting me there. I've spoken to three of them each of the last few days. All of them have expressed to me there's a chance for me to play right away at their school. They either have a few seniors at the position that will be graduating or they just haven't offered that many others because they really want me there." "I'll visit all four of Tulsa, Ball State, Miami, and North Dakota State," Hardwick added. "I visited Miami two weekends ago, actually. I'll be visiting Ball State on June 22. I'd like to get up to North Dakota State in the next few weeks as well. I'd also like to see Tulsa and I'm not sure when I can get that planned." He shared his thoughts on his trip to check out the Redhawks. "My coach played with a Miami assistant at Iowa so they know each other well," Hardwick pointed out. "I think their new head coach, Coach Martin, is one of the most successful coaches in college football. He's won everywhere he's been. He wants me to come in and said I'd be a great fit for them." "He wants me to be a rush end for them," he continued. "It's a standing outside linebacker in their scheme that just gets after the quarterback every play. It's a very beautiful campus and it'd be awesome to go there." Another MAC school is in strong contention as well. "There's a good chance I'll play in the MAC conference, and I've been told that's where I belong," Hardwick stated. "Ball State has been coming after me pretty hard. It's a great program and Coach Lembo does a great job there. Their running back Teddy Williamson has gotten in contact with me. He's said to let him know if I need anything or would want to come up for a visit and he'd show me around whenever. That was very impressive to me." Despite not being a FBS program, North Dakota State will receive strong consideration from the two-star lineman. "It's definitely one of my top choices," Hardwick revealed. "Most people want to go play in a big conference and be on television all the time. I'm not focusing on that aspect and I just want to play the game. Their defensive line coach described the atmosphere there and it sounded like everything that I was looking for." He also detailed when a decision on which college he would ultimately choose to attend would come. "I'm going to make my college choice sometime in August, just before the season," Hardwick confirmed. "I just want to have fun my senior year and not have to worry about recruiting. I'm ready to produce this upcoming season and then go to college and go to work."
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