Kendrick Hardy, the 6-0 215-pound running back from Lawrence County, and his Father, Wayne, drove to Ole Miss yesterday during the Senior Camp to check out the Rebel program on an unofficial visit.
Sunday morning, Kendrick, who opted not to work out at the camp so he could soak in the sights and the atmosphere, could not be reached for comment, but his Dad was willing to share a few tidbits about the visit.
Mr. Hardy said Kendrick, who rushed for 2,103 yards as a junior, hasn't said a whole lot about his recruitment, but what he does say is positive for the Rebels.
"The way he talks, Ole Miss is his leader right now, but he hasn't made a final decision yet," Mr. Hardy noted. "He likes Coach (Houston) Nutt and Coach (Kim) Dameron, but I think he wants to wait a while before making his choice."
Mr. Hardy said he and Kendrick were both impressed with the facilities at Ole Miss.
"Everything for football is under one roof. That's real nice," he continued. "Players can come there and do everything within a couple of hundred yards. That's a special setup."
Mr. Hardy said Kendrick will most likely decide sometime late in his senior season where he will attend college.
"I figure that once everyone starts asking him more and more where he's going, he'll decide. Right now he's focused on his senior season and practice getting started," Mr. Hardy added.
Other schools of interest, said Mr. Hardy, are LSU, MSU, USM, Jackson State and Alcorn State.
"Those are the ones I have heard him mention the most. We don't have any more trips planned yet. Practice starts pretty soon and we'll be into that full swing," he stated.
Lawrence County is anticipating a good year, according to Mr. Hardy.
"I think our offense will be real good. I think the coaches want the defense to step up some, but we should be OK this year," he closed.