McCallie’s Hardy pledges to Auburn

Senior DL Jay Hardy, who is rated as a four-star prospect by 247Sports gave his verbal commitment to Gus Malzahn and the Auburn Tigers at McCallie School Wednesday morning. The 6-feet-4, 290-pound Hardy is the No. 113 overall prospect in the 247Sports Composite rankings. Hardy selected Malzahn’s Tigers over the likes of Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida, Kentucky, and the home-state Tennessee Volunteers. Hardy adds his name to a Auburn recruiting class that ranks 8th nationally and 5th in the SEC. Hardy’s pledge made him the 19th commit for Auburn this class, and helped boost Auburn’s national recruiting ranking five spots from No. 13 to No. 8.