Alabama is well-positioned for the nation’s No. 1 athlete after his visit to campus for last weekend’s game against LSU.
Mecole Hardman, Jr., a 5-star prospect from Elbert County High School (Elberton, Ga.), told SEC Country that after his unofficial visit to Alabama, it is now in his top three.
He knows of another school that’s in the mix, too.
Throughout his recruiting process, Hardman has been close with the UGA and Tennessee programs — he had those schools as his co-leaders at one point. Along with Alabama, one of those schools is also in his top three. He chose not to disclose which program, though.
What’s interesting about all three of those schools is the fact that the 5-foot-10, 175-pounder may not officially visit any of them. He remains adamant about his stance on not taking official visits to UGA and Tennessee because of how many times he has been to both schools and their proximity to his home in Bowman, Ga. As of now, Alabama has a “60 percent” chance of hosting him on an official visit, he says.
He has already taken an official visit to Miami and will take one to Ole Miss on Nov. 21 for its game against LSU, as well as an official visit to Michigan on Nov. 28 for its game against Ohio State. He recently told SEC Country that TCU and Oregon could potentially be the other two schools to host him on official visits.
Hardman is expected to announce his commitment on National Signing Day.