''I'm just taking it all in,'' Hardesty told Chris Puckett of UvaInsider.com.
Hardesty already has scholarship offers from North Carolina and North Carolina State. He also has heard from Virginia, Virginia Tech, Clemson, Maryland, Penn State, Michigan, South Carolina, Tennessee and Florida State.
Tennessee signed three touted running backs in February of 2000 -- Jabari Davis, Cedric Houston and Derrick Tinsley but none has lived up to his prep All-America billing and all three will be seniors next fall. With the Vols always on the lookout for tailbacks with big-play potential, Hardesty just might be destined to fill the bill.