Noles Are in a Dog-Fight with Gators for OL

One of the top offensive line prospects in the country has been leaning to Florida State for some time. However, since the Seminoles haven't officially named Mark McHale the offensive line coach, the 6-foot-5 and 342 pound four-star prospect has been looking hard at both Florida and Ole Miss.


"It's all even now," Orlando Edgewater Matt Hardrick said. "I don't know where I'm going to go now. One of my parents likes one school and the other parent likes the other."

The All-State tackle has also been getting friendly advice from two of his former school teammates in Kenny Ingram and Aaron Jones who were both redshirt freshman this past fall with the Seminoles.

"They keep telling me to keep positive and go with my heart," he said. "Deep down inside I know they both want me with them at Florida State. They won't play any factor in my decision."

Hardrick has spoken with the future Florida State offensive line coach Mark McHale but he won't get a chance to meet him face to face before signing day.

"It would be nice to sit down with him in person and talk," Hardrick said. "I have spoken to him twice on the phone and he sounds like a very good coach. Hopefully, he could get me two the next level."

On Wednesday, at his school, he will make a final decision on where to attend college.

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