Dorian Hardy has been in the news this week amid bizarre circumstances. In short, the four-star 2018 defensive end prospect was allegedly punched in the face by a member of his own coaching staff at Paramus Catholic High School in New Jersey.
The father of the talented prospect, Charles Hardy, brought word of the altercation in a report from NJ.com and the assistant coach, Michael Mitchell, is accused of punching Dorian Hardy “twice in the face” during an altercation that reportedly involved at least four additional members of the football program at Paramus Catholic. There are certainly some question marks with the reporting and the two sides of the incident but, on Friday, another wrinkle was added into the fray.
Sean Fitz of Lions247 reports that Hardy “is no longer a Penn State commit” and the website doubled down on that by removing him from their recruiting list for the Nittany Lions. That, of course, is a big blow for James Franklin and company, as the 6’5, 241-pound senior is a prized member of Penn State’s class.
At this point in time, there are few additional details available but it appears as if Franklin and his staff will have to scramble to either get Hardy back on board or secure another option at the position. Stay tuned.