Jr., DB, Newton County, 6-1, 185
Hardaway returns to the secondary for the Cougars this year after recording 70 tackles last year as a sophomore and leading the team with three interceptions. Newton County coach Bobby Bass said because of his length, he thinks Hardaway could play several positions.
“He is an extremely long defensive back,” Bass said. “He played some strong safety for us last year and is a guy that we would usually put on their best offensive threat. I’m not sure what his wingspan is but he is very long. He’s a 6-foot-1 defensive back and a guy that has the ability to play at the next level. He’s just a junior and would have went to several camps this summer and gotten noticed. When I watched his highlights from last year, I wanted to sign him. He’s good enough that he can cover their best receiver as a cornerback or play down inside the box. He’s very versatile.”
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