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February 6—It’s been a busy week for VHS senior Tra Hardy. On Tuesday he was named to his third post-season team when the GACA named him to their All State AA first team defense. Then on Tuesday night he helped lead the Indians to a 74-48 win over Bacon Co, scoring 13 points. Wednesday morning he signed a letter of intent to play football at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee North Carolina for the next four years.

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Hardy Signing Letter of Intent for Western Carolina on Tuesday

Front Row L-R: Andrea Durden (Aunt), Constance Durden (Mom), Tra Hardy, Theresa Durden (Grandmother), Miranda Durden (Aunt).  Back Row L-R: Asst. Coach Jason McBride, Head Coach Lee Chomskis

“This a great opportunity for me, it is everything that I wanted. I liked the school when I went up there and visited. I want to thank my family and coaches for pushing me and giving me this opportunity to play college football,” Hardy said.

“ We are really excited for Tra at Vidalia High School. He is another young man that is getting an opportunity to pursue his dreams and I think Western Carolina is very fortunate to get Tra Hardy. He has been selected to three different All-Star teams, First Team All AJC as a running back, First Team All Middle Georgia as an athlete and First Team GACA as a defensive back. Tra also did a good job in the classroom and that is what opens up doors for those who are athletic.” VHS Head Coach Lee Chomskis said.

The Western Carolina Catamounts are part of the FCS Southern Conference.