"Flo" Hardin was one of the standout safeties in the state this year with his 84 tackles in 11 games. The tackles don't tell the story of his full impact as Hardin is one of the hardest hitters in the Commonwealth. Unfortunately it wasn't enough on Friday night.
"I feel that our team's performance was great because we were going out and handling business early in games," he said. "Our team lost Friday night against St. Xavier in the second round of the playoffs. But I feel we could have beaten them. We had them down 14-0 in the first quarter," said Hardin.
Ballard went on to fall 42-21 in the contest, but Hardin's year was still a successful one.
"My season has gone great individually. I think I made a larger impact for my team this year than last year," he said. "I think I improved on my blocking skills on offense and on defense I improved on reading my keys such as the linemen," he finished.
Hardin committed to Indiana back in July and is a solid verbal to the Hoosiers.
"No other schools have tried to sway me away," he said. "I visited (Indiana) when they played Iowa. It went good because they played them hard and almost won if they could have completed the pass in the endzone," Hardin said. "I'm very excited to be a Hoosier because I get to play with my brother again," Hardin finished.
Flo's brother Drew Hardin is a freshman receiver at Indiana.