Hardy pulls trigger on commitment

If the cards were stacked against any team it had to be Nebraska to earn the commitment of Frantz Hardy. Hardy had friends at Auburn, had hung out in Kansas, South Florida was closer to home and Nebraska was even further north than Kansas.

At any rate, Frantz Hardy is a Husker. His original date for a decision was supposed to be Thursday, but the 6-foot-1 and 175 pound receiver from Butler County (KS) Junior College made it official.

"I'm a Cornhusker. I just got the feeling, let's do it!" Hardy said. "It was everything that made me commit. It was the program, the systems, the people, the fans and everything. The town too."

Hardy will be joining Zac Taylor in Lincoln this year after the two played together at Butler this year. Taylor was integral in the recruiting process for Hardy and Nebraska.

"I just want to get up there to start playing and be around the people. I will be able to move up there after this semester. After this May."

Hardy wasn't given a promise about playing time, but one has to believe that the opportunity is there for a player of his caliber to have a shot to play, play early, and play a lot.

"They told me to come in and do what I have to do and I am going to play. I am going get ready this summer and I will be doing anything and everything to coach says to help me get on the field this fall."

Hardy is the 29th known commitment for the 2004-2005 class. Of which five have already signed and are presently enrolled in Lincoln and Hardy is the ninth junior college player of the class.

As mentioned before, Hardy joins Taylor who is already enrolled. Nebraska is trying for a Butler County trifecta with Justin Tomerlin who is being recruited as a tight end.

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