June 21, 2007

Hardrick talks commit, four-star teammate

Sardis (Miss.) North Panola offensive lineman Jermarcus Hardrick has never stepped foot on Auburn's campus but that didn't keep the 6-foot-4, 333-pounder from committing to the Tigers Sunday night.

"I had a long talk with my mom and my coach," said Hardrick. "My mom was cool with it because she likes Auburn too. She's a football fan and thinks Auburn is the place for me. We went on the internet and looked at stuff about Auburn, my coach told me some stuff and it seemed like the right place for me.

"Auburn was the school that kept calling and texting. I like the players, how Auburn is ranked every year. I like the coaches and how they send players to the next level."

Hardrick will finally get an up-close look at Auburn next month when he plans to visit for a camp on July 14.

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