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Minnesota Football Recruiting: Kiante Hardin signs with the Golden Gophers

Kiante is officially a Golden Gopher!

Vitals:

Name: Kiante Hardin
Position: Cornerback
Hometown/School: Webb City (MO), Webb City High School
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How he fits:

Hardin fits the mold of an active playmaker regardless of spot. His role or fit in the defensive backfield isn't well defined from looking at him as a prospect, though it really doesn't matter to secondary coach Jay Sawvel or defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys. They find ways to get disruptive corners on the field with heavy rotation and package plays, whether it be against the slot or in nickel/dime personnel groupings.

Chances to play in 2014:

Its possible based upon the way that Sawvel likes to get his young players into the lineup and involved on special teams.  Hardin will not be asked to play a large role if he does play, but will need to play a much larger role in 2016.