Woodside DL Jordan Hardrick (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)
Woodside DE/DT Jordan Hardrick commits to Saint Augustine University
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit757
The Wolverines have been a melting pot of talent over the last handful of years within the Peninsula District. Last year was highlighted by the commitments of Christian Walker, Tyshiem Parker and Jordan Knight. A year prior there was the infamous picture of Tyhier Tyler and Kamari Jackson bumping fists as they both signing their National Letter of Intent simultaneously. In 2015, all eyes were on Shane Westfall and Jacari Lee in trying to find out where they would be spending the next four years of their academic and athletic career.
This brings us to the 2018-2019 season where Woodside will shed a large contingent of seniors as opposed to recent years.
While we’re still waiting to see what happens to prospects such as Carrington Bowden, D’onte Chesson, Shemar Holland and Darius Jones; another prospect has already confirmed his collegiate aspirations for after graduation. Last week, starting defensive end Jordan Hardrick (2019 DE 6-3 245) announced his commitment to Saint Augustine University after receiving an offer back on December 3rd of last year.
“What made Saint Augustine the school was the environment and the fact that I know I will fit in and do great not just in academics, but in football as well,” Hardrick told recruit757.
Hardrick has proven to be a very versatile specimen for Coach Danny Dodson of over the last four seasons switching between defensive end and defensive tackle when his number has been called. While at Saint Augustine, Hardrick will play primarily defensive end unless told otherwise. At the time of his commitment, there was minimal interest coming towards the camp of Hardrick. Lincoln tried a late-night push, but the Woodside product respectfully disengaged from talks. Despite not getting a heavy push from outside programs, Hardrick is satisfied with not only the direction of his recruitment, but also his future as a whole.
“With everything that has happened, I’m still happy that I got a chance to play at the next level for a good school,” Hardrick stated.
– Brandon Mitchell