It was easily the largest Nike Football Training Camp of the spring on Saturday as hundreds of top prospects from all over the Midwest descended on the Ohio State University campus. The defensive line group was the most...[details]
"On the Hoof: Hardy is lean with wide shoulders and long arms. His lower body is a bit thicker and more developed at this time.
Needs Improvement: Adding size and strength will only improve the power in which he strikes ball-carriers. He has a tendency to tackle low and use his arms only. Hardy can also work on staying lower in his backpedal.
Most Impressive: Even though he is not a big striker, Hardy definitely is not afraid to come up and make tackles near the line of scrimmage. He has good instincts reading run/pass and takes good tackling angles. His ball skills are above average.
Conclusion: Look for him to redshirt as he gains size and strength. Most safeties get an opportunity to prove themselves on special teams first before seeing the field as a positional player. It is reasonable for fans to expect him to see considerable playing time by the end of his second season.
" — 10/15/2010
Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at th...[Complete Bio]