Three early offers for Dodge City's Hardison

The Dodge City football program traditionally hasn't produced a lot of top talent, however, 2012 already has seen one player, DE Marcus Hardison (6-4, 260), haul in early offers from three schools and more could be on the way. spoke to the talented prospect recently and he updated us on things including why he chose the Conqs over several other schools...

"I chose Dodge City because I really liked the coaches and the players here were great," Hardison, a graduate of Port Charlotte High School in Florida, told recently. "I loved the fact they were building something good here and I wanted to be part of it.

"Besides that, you play against top talent every week here in the Jayhawk conference and I knew it would get me ready and focused on what I needed to do to get to the next level and be successful."

As a freshman this past season, Hardison was an absolute beast off the edge, posting 46 tackles and three sacks for the Conquistadors, but he said he's not satisfied in the least with what he was able to do.

"I had a good season, but I plan on putting up bigger numbers this year," Hardison said. "I'm strong, but I want to get stronger, especially my lower-body, so that I can hold up even better against the run and so that I can be more explosive."

With his outstanding size, athleticism and productivity, Hardison has already reeled in three offers and more could be on the way.

"I have offers right now from Arizona State, Kansas and Kansas State," Hardison said. "Minnesota seems like they could be close and Western Kentucky has been talking about an offer too.

"I want to take my time and I'd prefer to take my visits, but I've been thinking about things and if I find the right school and I know it's where I want to be, then I won't wait. I'll just make my decision and then play my season.

"I'll sorta just see how things go, but right now, I would prefer to take my visits and then decide before I need to sign."

Hardison is on pace to graduate in December and he will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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