Army All-American headed to OM this weekend

The 6' 1", 215 pound tailback out of Lawrence County rushed for over 2, 000 yards as a junior, and put up even more impressive numbers as a senior, under the circumstances.

"All three of us rushed for over a 1, 000 yards this year," added Kendrick Hardy. "Matthew Wells had a great year too. All of us did. I finished the season with 1, 762 yards and 17 TD's."

Hardy turned his focus to finding his school of choice after his season was over. He headed up to Oxford for his third game this season to watch the Egg Bowl.

"My father came with me this time. I liked it a lot. I did not think they would beat them that bad."

What was Hardy keying in on during the game?

"I wanted to see how much the ran the ball. I like how they look. I like the plays they run. I like how they give the ball to all of their running backs and not just one. That gives everyone a chance to show what they can do. I do not mind sharing the ball. I have done it my career here, so it is no big deal. I also like their staff a lot. We have become pretty close through this (recruiting) process."

The Rebels tried to continue the momentum they have built with Hardy with an inhome visit on Tuesday.

"Coach (Kim) Dameron came by the house. He was talking about their academic facilities and the staff in general. We sat down and watched a highlight tape. That was cool."

What was Ole Miss' main selling point?

"My education. They are going to make sure I get my education."

Hardy followed that inhome visit with a scheduled official visit to Ole Miss this weekend.

"I am going to Ole Miss this weekend. That is the only one I have set up so far."

Any chance Kendrick could commit over the weekend?

"I do not know yet, but I might. It is going in that direction."

Anybody else lined up to visit's #45 nationally rated RB this week?

"USM is coming by my house Thursday. Oregon is coming down here to see me soon. Pretty much all the rest of the schools who have been recruiting me just fired their coaches, so I do not know what is going to happen with them."

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