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Jermarcus "Yoshi" Hardrick - Offensive Tackle

By NU Athletic Communications

Jermarcus Hardrick is one of three players from the junior-college ranks in the 2010 Nebraska recruiting class. He is also one of three members of the recruiting class to join the Huskers at semester, enrolling at Nebraska in January. “Yoshi” Hardrick is originally from Batesville, Miss., and will have three years to complete two seasons of eligibility at Nebraska. He is the first Mississippi native to sign with Nebraska since Brandon Jackson in 2004. The 6-7, 315-pound Hardrick is the largest member of this year’s recruiting class and is regarded as one of the nation’s top offensive line prospects. His play this past season helped Fort Scott and Coach Jeff Sims to an 11-1 record, and a national runner-up finish.  Hardrick was a key figure for an offense that averaged better than 30 points per game and led the Jayhawk Conference in total offense, averaging more than 420 yards per game. Hardrick was a first-team all-conference pick for his efforts in 2009, as well as an All-Region VI pick. As a freshman at Fort Scott, Hardrick was a second-team All-Jayhawk Conference pick, helping the school to a 9-2 record and a No. 6 final national ranking.  Hardrick was a dominant offensive lineman at South Panola High School where he played for one of the nation’s most dominant prep programs. South Panola did not lose a game while Hardrick was in high school, winning Mississippi 5A state titles in each of his three seasons on the team. Hardrick is regarded by as the third-best offensive line prospect in the country from the junior-college ranks and among the top 15 overall junior-college prospects. Hardrick was ranked as the No. 10 overall junior-college prospect by SuperPrep Magazine. Hardrick also visited LSU, and had offers from Arkansas, South Florida, Southern Miss and Ole Miss among others. Hardrick was born on May 30, 1990, and is the son of Delores Hardrick.


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