Hardrick is a hot 2010 JUCO prospect

He's one of the top JC lineman prospects for the class of 2010, but Fort Scott OT Jermarcus Hardrick (6-7, 315) is a player who isn't letting all of the early recruiting attention get to his head. JCFootball.com caught up with the talented lineman and he updated us on his offers and what he's concentrating on this year to make sure he ends up being the best he can be...

Hardrick prepped at South Panola High School in Batesville, Mississippi and was unable to qualify, so he headed to Fort Scott to get his schoolwork in order and his football acumen in order.

"This is the best place I could have gone," Hardrick told JCFootball.com. "Coach (Jeff) Sims is the best coach I've ever had and I've learned a lot here.

"I'm working on everything. My pass-blocking and run blocking and my strength. Everything."

Hardrick started every game for the Greyhounds at right tackle and in addition to his ideal size, schools from across the country appear to like his speed (5.1) and athleticism as well.

"I have offers from Arkansas, South Florida and Nebraska right now," Hardrick said. "Oklahoma, Southern Mississippi and Ole Miss are all looking at me as well.

"I'm a big fan of LSU and Florida too, so I hope they start looking at me."

Hardrick said while he's flattered about the early attention, he isn't going to make a quick decision

"I don't intend to do anything until I take some visits," Hardrick said. "I mean, I could feel the time is right and make a commitment, but I think I'm going to wait things out and see what's out there and visit some schools."

Hardrick said he and his coaches are planning trips to take in some spring football at some of the different schools looking at him, but at this point nothing is set up just yet.

Hardrick is on pace to graduate in December and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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