Fourth official in the books for Hardy

When four-year schools head to the junior college ranks, it is for immediate help. Well, for one lucky school that will never be more true when this junior college wide receiver makes his decision. A decision that could come as early as this Tursday.

Like nitrous into an internal combustion motor, Frantz Hardy is an instant upgrade for most schools to their receivers. For others, he is the kind of guy that you could base a majority of your offense around for the next two to three years.

Don't think that he doesn't know that either. The 6-foot-2 and 175 pound Hardy is an instant boost of talent into everyone's receiving corps. The Butler County (Kan.) Community College took in a trip to Kansas this weekend.

"Yes sir, I went to Kansas," Hardy said. "It went alright. I've been up there to visit with friends before."

"I have been on four officials. I have been to South Florida, Auburn, Nebraska and Kansas. All of the visits have their similarities and differences."

The similarities and differences may get to be too long of a list to look at. Also, it may not really capture what Hardy is looking for in a school. So, what are some of the big things that Hardy is looking for when it comes to picking out a school.

"I am looking for a place where I can feel comfortable. I need to be comfortable with the coaches and the players, of course. I am looking for a place where I can play right away and at the academics."

"All of them say I can play early, but I would say that my best chance is at Nebraska probably. Zac Taylor is there now and Justin Tomerlin is thinking about going up there now as well."

Taylor has already signed with Nebraska and was Hardy's quarterback at Butler County. They should have a chemistry on the football field already. Additionally, Tomerlin was at Butler as a defensive end, but would like the chance to play tight end beyond his days at Butler.

Hardy red-shirted in 2003 and is on schedule to graduate in May of 2005 and will have three years to play three. Hardy did not commit to a college out of high school, but he will get that chance next week though. "I will make my decision sometime this week. I don't have a leader."


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