Friday night, the Hawkeyes added another defensive prospect for 2010.
Appelton, Wis., defensive end Mike Hardy accepted a football scholarship from the Hawkeyes during a visit to Iowa City on Friday, according to HawkeyeReport.com. Hardy had offers from homestate Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, Purdue and Iowa State.
The 6-foot-5, 260-pounder had 10 tackles for loss and six sacks for Kimberly High School last season. Hardy is a winner. He claimed the Division I state title in the discus this spring with a throw of 159-feet-7. He’ll also try to help Kimberly to its third straight WIAA Division II state football title.
Hardy is Iowa’s seventh commitment and sixth on the defensive side of the ball. Iowa will likely award 18 scholarships this season. Hardy joins linebackers James Morris, Austin Gray and Jim Poggi, defensive tackle Anthony Ferguson, defensive end Louis Trinca-Pasat and tight end Austin Vier.