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Visit still on docket for high-4 star DE

Dorian Hardy

After receiving an offer from Clemson in mid-May, Montvale (N.J.) St. Joseph’s high-four star defensive end Dorian Hardy told The Clemson Insider that he certainly planned to visit.

TCI recently checked in with Hardy, and that is still the case.

When might he make it to Clemson?

“Soon,” Hardy said. “Hopefully after the season, or maybe I can make it to a game soon.”

Hardy, one of the top defensive end prospects in the 2018 class, has stayed busy this season.

“I’ve been to Rutgers, Temple, Penn State, Michigan, Michigan State, Virginia Tech, N.C. State, North Carolina and Florida so far,” Hardy said.

Clemson’s coaching staff hopes to get Hardy on campus, too.

“They want me to visit soon,” he said.

Hardy holds offers from over 20 schools, including Alabama, Florida, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, North Carolina, N.C. State, Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin.

The 6-foot-4, 245-pounder likes Clemson’s coaches from the conversations he has had with them.

“They seem like loyal, trustworthy guys,” Hardy said, “who care about their players.”

When the time comes, Hardy is looking forward to seeing a few things at Clemson.

“The football facilities, coaches, campus and academic center,” Hardy told TCI in August.

Hardy is rated by 247Sports as the No. 4 prospect in New Jersey, the nation’s No. 8 strong-side defensive end and the nation’s No. 133 prospect overall.

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