After four years in South Bend, Indiana, as a member of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, safety Eilar Hardy is ready to finish his college football career at another program.
Prior to the team’s appearance in the Music City Bowl, Hardy tweeted it was his last game with his Fighting Irish teammates. Now, he’s officially set to transfer with a few possible destinations already in mind:
Eilar Hardy has been released from his scholarship at ND and will transfer after graduation. BG, Miami (OH), Purdue, UConn possibilities.
— Irish Illustrated (@PeteSampson_) January 23, 2015
Miami (OH) would be the logical destination for Hardy since Chuck Martin, who previously served as Notre Dame’s secondary coach turned defensive coordinator, took over as the head coach of the Redhawks program in 2014. There is an obvious connection with the man that originally recruited him.
Hardy was considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com and the nation’s 15th-ranked safety in 2011 when he originally committed to Notre Dame.
As a member of the Fighting Irish, Hardy played in 15 games over the past two seasons and started two games during the 2013 campaign. The safety was one of players suspended at the beginning of the 2014 campaign due to an academic investigation, though. Hardy recorded 35 tackles when given the opportunity to play.
As a graduate transfer, Hardy will be able to play immediately for his new team.