Randy Hardin made it official to Coach Dooley today that he will be a Bulldog and report to camp August first. Hardin made his decision to come to Louisiana Tech over Eastern Kentucky and Georgia Southern. In order to make his decision, Hardin said he took into account the quarterback situations at each school and the offensive styles. Once looking at these things Louisiana Tech seemed to be the best fit for him.
When asked why he was leaving the University of Southern Mississippi, he said that he was recruited by Jeff Bower and went to USM because of Coach Bower. When the coaching change was made and Larry Fedora was named the head coach, Hardin said, "I thought I needed to make a change, but tried to work through the spring but I could not make it work. So, I decided to go ahead and get my surgery done."
When asked about his surgery, Hardin stated that he was on track to be running by the middle of July and 100% by the end of July. Since he does have a physical therapist working with him, Tech decided to have him stay and get 100% before reporting to camp at the beginning of August.
Hardin's strengths on the field are his ability as a dropback passer, ability to read defenses and make smart decisions. He called himself a field general and a game manager and that wins are the most important thing for him. His weaknesses are his speed and agility but he is working to improve those areas.
Hardin is excited about learning Coach Scelfo's offense, he watched film and loves how his offense if built to throw the ball all over the field.
Because of NCAA rules, Hardin will have to sit out this next year and use his redshirt year. Following next year, Hardin will have three years of eligibility left on the field.