TheInsiders.com introduced Hardy Ricks to Tiger fans earlier this fall as one of the top emerging prospects in the state of Missouri, and now the Brentwood safety has given his verbal commitment to the Missouri Tigers.
"I am very proud to be the one to be contacting you on this occassion," said head coach Roy Hughes. "This morning, Hardy Ricks spoke with Coach Pinkel from the University of Missouri and has given the University of Missouri a verbal commitment and will be playing as a Mizzou Tiger next year. Hardy is very excited for the opportunity and appreciative towards the Universtiy of Missouri for recognizing his potential and making a commitment to him. Hardy feels this is a fulfillment of one of his lifelong dreams which was to be a college football player for the University of Missouri."