Round Rock (Texas) McNeil athlete Myron Hardy has been as elusive off the field as he has been on it. The past few months, many of the nation’s top prospects have been updated and had numerous offers written about them. But Hardy has been tough to catch – until now.
Hardy, who is 6-fooot-3 and 195 pounds, has received calls in the month of May from Oklahoma, Houston, Colorado, Oklahoma State, Texas, Georgia, LSU, Wisconsin and Arkansas – and that’s just the ones that he can remember.
“It’s been wild around here,” Hardy, who has been clocked at 4.42-second time in the 40-yard dash, said. “I’m getting pretty hyped about the coaches talking to them about their schools and what they have to offer.”
Speaking of offers, what teams have stepped up to the plate with scholarships so far?
“I’ve gotten written offers from Oklahoma, Houston, Colorado, Wisconsin and Arkansas,” Hardy said. “Oklahoma State and LSU have offered me verbally.”
But the question is whether or not Hardy is leaning one way or the other? And after a few seconds of contemplation, Hardy admitted that four teams and namely two might stand out over the others.
“There are four schools that I’m really interested in,” Hardy said. “Those are Texas, Oklahoma, Georgia and LSU.”
And it’s not hard to see that this could come down to another Red-River Showdown.
“I’m actually going to meet with Mack Brown on Wednesday,” Hardy said. “We’re going to find out more stuff about if they’re going to offer me. I think they might also wait until camp. Texas is home and my family could see me play all the time. My top two are Texas and Oklahoma, but I’ve not locked myself down to Texas or Oklahoma like some have thought.”
Hardy said that so far that Oklahoma has probably recruited him the hardest.
“They’ve been on me really hard,” Hardy said. “The thing about Oklahoma that I like most is that they beat Texas every year. It seems like they’re a big-game team. They usually have a good squad and I liked it up there when I visited.”
Hardy said both Texas and Oklahoma are recruiting him at receiver. The Sooners currently do not have any receiver commitments and the Longhorns at this point have three very solid pledges. LSU likes Hardy as an athlete and Colorado is recruiting him at running back.
What type of player will one of those teams get in Hardy?
“I think I have a variety of different styles,” Hardy said. “Some times I have to bring the power and run over you, and then other times I can fly past you. I have to keep the defenses guessing. I like to put the moves on them and mix them all up.”
And there was one play that Hardy got a chance to show all of those things.
“It was the Round Rock game,” Hardy said. “It was the first play of the second half and I busted off an 80-yard run. It was just a toss play off the right tackle. I powered through a tackler and then I just took off the rest of the way.”