Blazing-Fast JUCO Wide Receiver Likes Kentucky

When recruiting junior colleges, many schools are in hope of finding a sure bet. One prospect beginning to pick up momentum as one of the nation's finest on the junior college level is Butler County's Frantz Hardy, who already has racked up a few impressive offers, including ones from Iowa, South Carolina, Cal, Kentucky, and Auburn

Frantz Hardy did not see any action in 2003, but still was able to create quite the buzz around Butler County Community College this spring.

"Every school that stepped foot into our offices in need of a wide receiver made it know they would be recruiting Frantz," said Butler offensive coordinator Aaron Flores. "Iowa has sent an offer in writing. South Carolina, Cal, and Auburn have all offered as well. Florida, LSU, and Kansas State were just a few of the other programs that stopped by and were interested."

Had Hardy played in 2003, his offer list may already match that of many of the nation's premier prospects. Why was the talented receiver held from action?

"We had some guys that had already been on campus, and we sat down with Frantz and decided it was best for him in the long run. Now he has three years to play three seasons, which he is excited about, but I also know he is eager to get out on that football field. If he would have gone out and competed for a spot last year, it is safe to say he would have easily made the squad."

What was about Frantz that caught the eye of so many coaches this spring?

"He is really good in stemming defensive backs and being able to create seperation. He has the ability to shift gears when he needs to go up and get the ball. He is just such a burner as we've timed him hand-held at 4.25, and he consistently runs in the 4.3's. There is also a very good chance that he will be able to transfer after December."

With a few offers already in hand and significant interest from several top notch programs, has Frantz begun to narrow his list?

"I'm pretty open right now," said Hardy. "I obviously have interest in schools like Florida and Miami(FL), and I like SEC schools like LSU, Kentucky, and South Carolina. I like A&M, and I like Iowa, too. I'm just looking for a place where I'm wanted, and I know I'm needed to come in and make an impact."

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