Mesa Junior College 6-foot-10, 250-pound sophomore post Ed Hardt is still considering his options for school this fall, but the end is drawing near for Hardt, while it is very late in the process. Hardt is currently on a recruiting visit, and has scheduled another recruiting visit for himself for next week.
Currently, Hardt is on an official recruiting visit to Houston Baptist University. He has also scheduled an official recruiting visit to Cal State Northridge for next week - Hardt's final official recruiting visit.
Hardt has no indicated whether or not he has a leader currently in his college recruitment, and advised me that he will wait until his final visit to make a college decision.
Hardt became available this spring after receiving his release from his national letter of intent from Seattle University. Hardt signed with Seattle before the start to the 2016-2017 junior college season. Projected as the top overall true low-post prospect in the conference before the season, Hardt would see limited playing time this junior college season, as the Mesa coaching staff would elect to go to a smaller lineup all season. As a result, Hardt's numbers this season took a serious hit, which has made it difficult for him to gain exposure to college coaches this spring.
Hardt decided to re-open his college recruitment this spring after the Seattle staff was released from their duties by the school at the end to the season.
I will continue to follow Hardt's college recruitment closely this summer, and bring you any recruiting updates as they continue to develop.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Hardt is a wide-body post player with broad shoulders, excellent physical girth and a strong motor on both ends of the floor. An excellent rebounder and physical post player, Hardt is a true post player - one that uses his big body to his advantage and competes hard on both ends of the floor. He gets very good inside position and is a space-eater - an asset to any team. He enjoys physical contact and uses his body to position himself nicely for rebounds, which he then starts the fastbreak with nice outlet passes. He is very vocal defensively and a good team defender. A capable shotblocker. Runs the floor hard. Has a good overall skill level and can step outside and shoot the basketball out to three-point distance, but he does his work primarily inside the paint - a nice attribute. A good passer. Has solid low-post footwork and good hands. A good sleeper prospect.