At 6-foot-1, 195-pounds, Forisse Hardin, known as "Flo", has excellent size coming out of high school as a safety prospect. Hardin also has good speed with his 4.53 forty time. But those traits help him with his major strengths as a player.
"My strengths are tackling and getting to the ball," said Hardin. Even with Hardin already having exceptional speed for a safety, he still feels he can improve on it. "I'd like to improve my speed. I also want to get better at catching the ball," he continued.
Hardin was a standout for Ballard as a junior, helping the Bruins to a successful season. "I think I played very good. It was my best season so far," he said.
His season was good enough to get some significant offers prior to his senior year. Hardin received offers from both Indiana and Kentucky. He's also receiving interest from his hometown Louisville Cardinals.
Flo has already taken a couple of visits to the teams in the Commonwealth. "I visited Kentucky and Louisville (this spring)," said Hardin. "I was supposed to visit Indiana, but I had a track meet," he continued.
Indiana may have a slight advantage in recruiting Flo, because his brother (Drew Hardin) will be attending IU next season. But Flo indicates that may not be a big factor. "It plays a little role," said Hardin. "But just because the school fits him, it may not necessarily fit me. I can't base (my decision) off of just my brother," he finished.
Hardin talked a little about all three schools.
"(Indiana) already offered me. I've been up there a lot. I like the facilities and their new weight room," he said.
"With Kentucky, I like their facilities and the football field. And I like the coaches there," said Hardin.
"Louisville is close to home. I like the facilities and the player lounge," he said.
Hardin hopes to make his decision in the coming months. "I don't know yet (about my decision). I'm most likely going to make my decision before next season."