Marcus Hardison has finally setup his first official visit.
And who are they lucky hosts? Todd Graham and his Sundevils from Arizona State.
Hardison, 6’4’’ 290lbs, is one of the best junior college prospects in all of College Football Recruiting 2013. What makes the standout from Dodge City (KS) Community College so unique is his versatility. Not only can he play strongside defensive end in a 4-3, but he could play a 5 tech in a 3-4, or even a 3 tech in a 4-3. Even at 290lbs, Hardison runs a nimble 4.7 in the 40 yard dash.
Hardison had an up and down season with DCCC, where a rash of injuries forced the big man into moving all over the place, never giving him an opportunity to settle into one position. But there’s no doubt that will prove to be invaluable experience.
The standout defensive lineman is originally from Port Charlotte High School, in Port Charlotte, Florida. He was considering going to one of the big name Florida schools in 2011 when he found out he wasn’t going to be academically eligible.
Now Hardison is combing through an impressive 28 school offer sheet, with some heavy hitters included.
Hardison hasn’t officially narrowed down his list per se, but he does have an idea who he’s looking at the most. Those schools, in no particular order are; Arizona State, Mississippi State, West Virginia, Florida State and Texas A&M.
A decision won’t come anytime soon, Hardison indicates. Now that his junior college season is over, he will start taking his visits and focus on where he will want to spend the next 1-2 years of his life.
As for now, it’s just one step at a time. The next step? Arizona State on November 17th to see the Sundevils take on Washington State.