ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with Hardwick following the Tigers spring game to get his thoughts on the day and his recruitment.
"It was pretty good," said Hardwick. "I had a good time talking to a few friends on the field after the game, and my cousin (Cameron Hilton) committed to Mizzou, and I got the chance to talk a little to a coach."
Hardwick, who attended Missouri's junior day shared his thoughts on the program and what the Tigers have said to him.
"I went to their junior day and they wanted me to come for the spring game. They have evaluated my film and my coach says they are pretty interested and close to a decision on me regarding an offer. They mostly talk to my coach. I mean, they're the home state school. What stands out to me the most is how much they help with academics and how they put their players in position to be successful. It would a great place to be. It's a nice campus, and being close to home is a plus. If they gave me the opportunity to play the game I love it would be cool," said Hardwick.
Jordon, who stood out his junior season as a DE/TE and running back, has said that Missouri has spoken to him about playing DE or possibly MLB.
Beside having an offer from Austin Peay and receiving interest from Missouri, Hardwick is also receiving serious interest from Wake Forest as of late.
"Wake Forest seems to really be on me right now. They sent me a handwritten letter saying how they love how I play and stuff. They want me to visit and seem like they may be close to offering. They said they see me as a DE/OLB and maybe a little inside backer. I will probably visit them along with Minnesota."
Jordon also mentioned North Dakota State as a possible visit along with some other schools he is undecided about at the moment.
Hardwick had a strong junior season playing defensive end, tight end and even some at running back. He had 54 tackles and 3 sacks on defense, while averaging 25.5 yards per reception, and 8.5 yards per carry at RB. In fact, he is the front-runner to be the starting tailback and replace Markel Smith for the Griffins. He is also a standout on the basketball team.
He will likely attend one of Mizzou's football camps in June.