But he did get the chance to watch the team practice and took notice of wideout Limas Sweed (his player host) who is expected to step up and become a major player as a redshirt freshman for the 2004 version of the Horns.
"He's really good and probably takes over Roy Williams' position," Hardy said. "And from talking to him, I think he feels ready to do just that."
One of the reasons the 6-2.5, 190-pound pass-catcher opted to go with Texas was the opportunity to get onto the gridiron early...
"They need some help with Roy, B.J. and Sloan leaving," Hardy explained. "And I have the chance to play as a true freshman. But if they do need me to redshirt, then I'm not opposed to that either. But I would like to play early, if I can."
After speaking with the Texas coaching staff, the state's No. 28-ranked prospect said he got excited.
"They told me VY was getting better in every practice. And that his knowledge of the offense is increasing every day. They said they feel they'll be able to air it out more this next year because of that, so I'm even more excited."
Asked about Franklin Okam, the 3-star prospect who clocks a 4.48 forty said, "I think Franklin will come to Texas. I know he had a good time and his mother had a really good time."
Orangebloods hope so. But they're also hoping to see Hardy come in ready to compete, as he certainly possesses the skills/talent to make an early contribution.
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