As bad it felt to lose the season opener, Hardy perked up Sunday morning when he got his first college recruiting call.
"Coaches Kim Dameron and Nutt called me first thing Sunday morning. They said they wanted to be the first school to call me, and they were (laugh).They asked me about my game and told me about theirs. They were just asking how I am doing and am I staying in shape."
Hardy has had a long lasting relationship with Ole Miss assistants, Derrick and Tyrone Nix, due to them being at USM when his older brother played there.
"Coach Nix recruited and coached my brother. I do have that comfort level with them, but more than anything, they just show me they care by doing the little things. They have been recruiting me the hardest from the start."
Hardy now holds offers from Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss, MSU, USM, and Tulane, but surpringly, would like to hear from some of the SWAC teams.
"I am hoping some of the SWAC schools would offer me, like JSU or Alcorn."
What interest Kendrick about the SWAC?
"Nothing really, I just hoping they would offer me a scholarship."
Does Hardy have any future plans to attend any college games?
"No sir, I am just concentrating on turning my team around right now."
When it does come decision time; what will be the main factors?
"I am just looking at their coaches, environment, and where there is not too much trouble around."