Speedy Juco Wide Receiver To Visit AU

A talented junior college wide recevier says that he is heading to Auburn for an official visit.

El Dorado, Ks.--Frantz Hardy is big and extremely fast wide receiver for Butler County Community College who is getting attention from college recruiters around the country.

The 6-2, 175-pounder, who has been clocked in the upper 4.3 to lower 4.4 range in the 40, has offers from Auburn, South Carolina, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan State, Nebraska and California among others.

Hardy, who is originally from Booker T. Washington High in Miami, Fla., is a redshirt freshman at Butler and will have three years to play three at whichever college he chooses.

Hardy says that his first season on the field for Butler is going very well. "We are doing real good," he explains. "So far we are undefeated and we have a national championship game on Sunday against Coffeyville."

The speedy player adds that he has been having a solid freshman campaign. "My season is going alright," he says. "I have five touchdowns so far on 31 catches for 750 something yards."

As for his style of play, Hardy says he likes to take an all-around approach to the game. "I like going deep," he notes. "My speed and the fact that I like to mix it up are my best skills. I like to block too. Some people think that I can't block, but I like to block."

Despite noting that he is not focusing on recruiting at all with a national championship game on the horizon, Hardy says that he is planning a trip to the Plains for an official visit in the near future.

"Next week on the 13th I am coming in for the Georgia game," He says. "That is the only one that I know of so far."

As for what raised his interest in the Tigers, Hardy notes that it is the balanced style of offense Auburn runs. "I like the running backs because you have to have the running backs if you want to have a passing game," he says. "You have got to at least a have a good running back to get into the passing game and they not only have one, but they have two and they can throw the ball and spread the ball around."

The talented wide receiver will also have a friend along with him when he takes his trip to the Plains. Hardy's teammates and cornerback prospect Jonathan Wilhite will also be making an official visit for the Georgia game.

Hardy says that he and the 5-10, 175-pound defender really enjoy going against each other in practice. "Every time we do one on one or do something like that I don't want to go against anybody else because if I'm not going against him he is not going to get a workout, and I am not going to get a workout."

The former Booker T. Washington standout adds that he and Wilhite have discussed the possibility of playing together on in a major conference. "We have talked about it in practice and stuff like that," he says. "We have talked about that if we play against each other or play on the same team that it doesn't really matter as long as we are on the next level."


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