October 8, 2009
Three-star QB looking towards Samford
With some strong camp performances and a productive junior year, Cullman (Ala.) Fairview quarterback Trett Hardman proved that he was one of the top passers in the southeast. However, by the start of his senior season, Hardman was still without a major Division I scholarship. With his options limited, Hardman decided to commit to FCS power Samford University.
"I committed to Samford University and Coach Pat Sullivan," Hardman said. "I committed a week before the season started. I'm going to go down there and play for him and everything's going to be good."
Hardman has the size, arm-strength and ability to compete at any number of major conference programs but his decision to head to Samford is one he feels good about.
"They told me that I can go down there and my freshman year I can compete for playing time and compete for the starting job," he said. "The education I'm going to get is incredible and playing for a Heisman Trophy winner isn't too bad either. I wasn't getting a lot of looks from the big time schools at the time and I decided I wanted to do it before the season started no matter what."
Since the commitment, recruiting has not stopped for Hardman, particularly with his team off to a 6-0 start. For his part Hardman has thrown over 20 touchdowns with only one interception so far on the season. All of this while having an increased role in the run game.
He has picked up an offer from Murray State and has seen serious interest come in from the likes of Arkansas State, Western Kentucky and Georgia Southern.
"I talked to Samford and asked if I could take official visits and still get the whole recruiting experience so I'm going to do that I'm not sure when and where though."
Despite the interest, Hardman is happy about his Samford commitment and claims that there is only one school that he has his eye on that could shake things up.
"There is still a possibility that things could change," he said. "I'm still being recruited by Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin up there and if they offered that could really shake things up."
Hardman is rated as a three-star prospect and the 37th best pro-style passer in the country.
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