Highly touted junior college transfer will continue his athletic and academic pursuits at Arizona State.
Quotes from football head coach Todd Graham on the 2013 Signing Class
The class consists of 16 freshmen, five sophomores and six juniors.
ASU: One of the most heavily recruited junior college prospects in the country...has three years to play two starting in 2013...has incredible versatility and can play multiple defensive line positions...figures to boost an already prominent Sun Devil defensive line guided by returning Pac-12 Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year Will Sutton and Freshman All-American Jaxon Hood...runs a 4.7 40-yard dash.
DODGE CITY CC: Ranked by ESPN as the No. 5 overall junior college prospect in the country...rated by Rivals.com as the No. 14 overall junior college prospect and the third-best junior college defensive end in the nation...rated as a four-star prospect by both ESPN and Rivals...posted 50 tackles and four sacks as a sophomore in 2012...recorded 46 tackles and three sacks as a freshman in 2011...earned Second-Team All-Jayhawk Conference honors as a sophomore.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Punta Gorda (Fla.) Charlotte High School in 2011...played quarterback early in his high school career before moving to the defensive line...also played tight end...chose ASU over approximately two dozen reported scholarship offers from schools including Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Florida State, Kansas State, Miami, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Washington and West Virginia...verbally committed to ASU on Jan. 18, 2013... "All the coaches at Arizona State are straight up good guys," said Hardison. "They told me that I can accomplish anything I want on and off the field over there (at ASU) if I'm willing to work hard at it. I don't like when stuff is just given to me so that's fine by me."...coached by Binky Waldrop at Charlotte High and by Bob Majeski at Dodge City Community College.