With Nebraska football having a plethora of wide receivers in the 2020 class, Shawn Hardy is a player that I definitely feel was overlooked. Committing to Nebraska on May 29, he definitely gives the program another weapon to throw to. The quarterbacks should be set for years to come.
As a recruit, Hardy was the 108th overall wide receiver and the 57th overall player in his class from the state of Georgia per the 247Sports composite rankings. Measuring in at six-foot-three, 190 pounds, Hardy had a ton of solid offers during his recruitment. In addition to Nebraska, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, LSU, and Ohio State extended offers his way.
When I take a look at his film, I see a receiver that can spread the field in the truest sense of the word. He is fast, and he can get past defenders with ease. He also he also shows the ability to make defenders miss and break tackles. Hardy could be a very valuable piece for a Nebraska offense that is loaded with playmakers.
Playing for Camden County High school last season, he recorded 44 catches for 782 yards and 10 touchdowns. In two years of recorded statistics, he recorded 88 catches for 1,577 yards and 15 touchdowns. There is no doubt that he is an explosive playmaker and he should be able to bring that explosiveness to the Nebraska offense.