Hardin has GT roots

Junior offensive tackle Sage Hardin earned a Georgia Tech offer recently, his first. His ties to the program will help out the Yellow Jackets.

Atlanta (GA) Marist junior offensive tackle Sage Hardin earned his first offer yesterday. Georgia Tech assistant Joe Speed stopped by his high school and delivered the news.

A first offer is always special to a prospect. This one holds even more merit for Hardin.

"I was extremely happy when I got the offer," Hardin said. "It was a sigh of relief in a way because this has been all I have been thinking about the past couple months. It was also very special to me for Georgia Tech to be my first offer because that was my father's first offer as well."

Sage Hardin's father, Bo Hardin, accepted his scholarship offer from Georgia Tech but had an interesting path.

"He played one year at Georgia Tech," Sage said of his father. "His head coach left for Virginia and he followed him there and finished his career at Virginia. He played in the late 1970's."

Will his father's Georgia Tech roots play a role in his recruitment?

"It definitely helps Georgia Tech," admitted Hardin. I've been to almost every single Georgia Tech home game since I was eight years old."

"I even have a Georgia Tech national championship ring," he added. "My grandfather was a manager on the 1952 national championship team. It gets passed down generation to generation."

Hardin plans on attending a Georgia Tech junior day.

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