"They told me that if I came there I could make an early impact on the team," Hardison said in a previous interview. "They like how I can play every position on the defensive line (he is being recruited by the Sun Devils as a defensive end), and they also like my quickness and explosiveness off the line. Playing against double teams and recognizing offenses are some things I need to improve on.
"I got to watch a couple of games and I really like how the defense plays. They really get after it and give the offense a lot of different looks."
As a freshman in 2011, the 6-4 290-pound Marcus Hardison who reported a 40-yard time of 4.7 seconds, posted 46 tackles and three sacks from his defensive end position. In the last two contents he has moved to the defensive tackle position, a position change that he has welcomed.
Hardison is on pace to graduate in May and he will have three years to play two following the 2012 football season.