Memphis TE Hardy visits LSU

Memphis (Tenn.) Briarcrest Christian tight end prospect Greg Hardy (6-6, 249, 4.7) is a player that intrigues a lot of coaches because he has great size and is very athletic.

The LSU coaches fall into that category and they had a chance to host Hardy this past weekend when he drove in from Memphis on an unofficial visit.

"It was real nice," Hardy said of his trip. "I had never seen that many people before. That place was crazy."

LSU offensive line coach Stacey Searels has been on Hardy since the May evaluation period and that is when he picked up his offer from the Tigers.

"I talk to him (Searels) about every week," Hardy said. "We talk about how they are trying to fill their needs at the tight end position with someone they can use the way they want. They want someone with speed and that can give them a downfield threat."

Several schools feel the same about Hardy as LSU does as he has also picked up offers from Ole Miss, Arkansas, Louisville, Kentucky and Wake Forest.

At least those are the offers he has picked up for football because he is also a Division-I recruit on the basketball court.

"I've got about 8 to 10 offers in basketball with Colorado State and Tulsa being the biggest names," he said.

Hardy said at the moment he is torn between both sports but a solid senior campaign on the hardwood may change that.

"Right now, I'm trying to decide If I'm going to play both sports or just one," he said. "I'd have to say right now I'm not leaning one way or the other."

If he does decide to play both sports then LSU is sitting in a pretty good spot with the big man.

"Pretty much if I decide to play both sports then LSU would be my first choice and Ole Miss second," he said. "I talked to coach (John) Brady and he said he would welcome me with open arms. I also spoke to the Ole Miss coaches and they said the same thing."

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