For the past several months, it seemed like only a matter of time until New Jersey four-star defensive lineman Dorian Hardy committed to Penn State.
The 6-foot-5, 250-pounder had been effusive in his praise of Nittany Lion coach James Franklin and his staff. Despite holding offers from Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson, Michigan, LSU and others, he said he thought Penn State "would be a great fit for me.”
During an unofficial visit Sunday, Hardy did the expected — he committed to the Nittany Lions, according to sources close to the situation.
Stay tuned for more on this breaking story.
In the meantime, here is what Scout's Brian Dohn had to say about Hardy.
Hardy plays with intelligence, had good balance and he sees plays develop quickly. He is quick with his hands and he knows how to disengage and follow a play to its completion. He is powerful with his initial thrust toward the line of scrimmage, and he uses his length well. His pad level is low, but could be a bit lower. He also needs to continue to develop his get-off at the snap of the ball, and improve his change of direction. He closes well on the ball carrier, and his strength is an asset. He does not have pure speed off the edge, but he has enough to get around the tackle, and his strength allows him to cut inside and use his power.