Greg Hardy decides on Ole Miss

Greg Hardy (DE, Memphis, TN) - Memphis' top rated defensive end committed to the Rebels tonight when Greg Hardy informed Coach Orgeron that he is going to attend Ole Miss next year.

Greg explains why.

“Ole Miss was a good fit for me. It’s a good distance from home – not too close and not too far. I feel I’ll get a real college experience there, but if I need to, I can get to Memphis pretty quickly," commented the matter of fact Greg Hardy.

What were some of the other factors?

“I also have some good friends at Ole Miss – Big Mike (Oher) and Coach (Hugh) Freeze, who was my high school coach until this year. Big Mike and I are cool."

“Another factor in my decision was the possibility of early playing time. Ole Miss needs some help at defensive end and I see some openings to step in and contribute early."

What will Greg bring to the table for the Rebels?

“What I bring to the table is good pass-rushing ability. I like to use my speed and agility to get to the quarterback in a hurry. On defense, it’s our job to get our offense the ball. Nothing, except a turnover, puts an opposing offense in a bad situation like a QB sack."

Who did Ole Miss beat out for Greg's services?

“Ole Miss, Louisville and LSU were my three finalists – in that order. They all offered me and all three are good schools, but like I said Ole Miss is the right fit for me."

What will Hardy have to do to get his game to that "college" level?

“In college, I will need to get in the weight room and get stronger. I also need to work on my speed to be the kind of player I want to be. I have high goals, which I will keep to myself right now, but I need more strength and speed to reach them.”

Greg carries a 2.4 GPA and an 18 on the ACT.

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