UPDATE: McCallie lineman Jay Hardy announced his decision Wednesday morning and verbally committed to Auburn. He said he was leaning towards Tennessee heading into his visit at Auburn this past weekend, but after leaving the Plains he knew Auburn was the right fit.

"I knew where I was going Saturday morning when I went through the walk-throughs at Auburn," Hardy said. When asked what ultimately led to his decision to become a Tiger he said, "Probably the relationship I had with the coaches. The relationship I have with the players now. It just felt like home when I was down there this past weekend."

Hardy will not early enroll at Auburn and will officially sign his letter of intent on National Signing Day in February. 


PREVIOUS STORY: McCallie defensive lineman Jay Hardy will make one of the biggest decisions of his life Wednesday morning. Hardy, a four-star defensive line recruit, will decide where he'll play his college ball.

Hardy fielded many offers from Division-I schools, but ultimately narrowed it down to five. Tennessee, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida, and Auburn are among the schools Hardy will verbally commit to Wednesday morning.

Hardy is a member of the 8-2 Blue Tornado football team that is gearing up for their playoff run. They open the Division-II-AAA playoffs on November 15th at home against Christian Brothers at 7 p.m.