RECRUITING: Hardy down to three

Round Rock, Texas receiver Myron Hardy says a decision could come as soon as next week

MYRON HARDY, WR, 6'3, 195, 4.42, ROUND ROCK McNEIL, TEXAS:

Talk bout a man among boys — when Hardy lines up at wide receiver those little corners really don't know what to do with him. Hardy is one matchup a safety can't handle.

College recruiters across the country are drooling over the possibilities that Hardy could bring to their offense. Hardy plays tailback at McNeil, but figures to move to wide receiver in college.

"I think just because of my height, strength and speed that I would have an advantage over most defensive backs," said Hardy. "I see myself as more of a natural wide receiver, but they moved me to tailback last year and I am pretty sure that is where I will play this upcoming season. When it is all said and done I will be up there with the Andre Johnson and Roy Williams as big receiver who has great size and can really run. I look at myself as a Andre Johnson style of receiver, and I think I am very similar to him in how I play."

Hardy rushed for 1,300 yards rushing and 16 touchdowns this past season and caught a number of passes out of the backfield. Hardy plans to go to the Texas four-day camp starting on Sunday and that will be his only camp this summer.

Hardy can bench 225 pounds, squats 380 and he has a 35-inch vertical jump. Hardy also starts in hoops and earned first team all-district honors after averaging 16 ppg.

Hardy has been offered by more schools than he can count and he is already narrowing down his choices.

"I already have my choices down to Texas, LSU and Oklahoma, and I hope to make my decision by next week," said Hardy. "I plan to make my decision after I attend the Texas camp."

You have to wonder if the fact that Hardy is attending the Texas camp doesn't give the Longhorns the edge?

"Well, not really, but I guess a little bit," said Hardy on if UT has the edge because they get the last shot. "However, I wouldn't rule out the other two schools at all. Oklahoma wins and they are always national contenders. LSU seems like they are up and coming, and they will soon be on that level that Oklahoma and Texas are. Being that my dad actually went to school there, and the fact that I have grown up in Austin, going to Texas would be nice to do. Texas has not offered me, so I don't know if I even have the opportunity to go there. The fact they haven't offered me hurts them as far as I am concerned, and I have to really consider OU and LSU, because they offered me early. In Texas' defense, they have only seen my play tailback and they have never really seen me play wide receiver. I don't know if I can really hold it against them or not."

Hardy has not been to OU or LSU yet.


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