SAN ANTONIO, Texas — When Mecole Hardman, Jr. listed Alabama as his leader last week, it was a big surprise..
Hardman, the nation’s No. 1 athlete, told SEC Country after the U.S. Army All-American Bowl that college football fans can expect another shocker out of him this weekend.
“I got a surprise for you guys. I got a surprise. I don’t know what it is right now, but I’ll have a surprise on the 15th,” Hardman said. “We’ll see then.”
The five-star prospect from Elbert County High School in Georgia has been one to have fun with reporters in his recruitment, and this could be another example of that.
The 5-foot-10, 169-pounder does not have an official visit set for this weekend, and he could take one to either Georgia, Alabama or Tennessee. He could name a co-leader with Alabama, or he could just not have any surprise at all. The possibilities with Hardman are endless.
Most in the recruiting industry feel like his decision will come down to either Alabama or Georgia. He says his decision won’t be made until Feb 3.
“On signing day, I’m going to wake up and say this is the school I’m going to,” Hardman said. “That’s when I’ll know.”