Mississippi defensive end Greg Hardy and coach Houston Nutt are scheduled to meet Wednesday to discuss a possible jump to the NFL.
Hardy had a difficult, injury-marred season, but still managed 8.5 sacks. The talented junior has averaged more than a sack a game over the last two seasons.
The 6-foot-4, 265-pound Millington, Tenn., native broke a small bone in his foot during preseason practice and had surgery to repair it. After making a quick return that included a dominating performance at Florida and his picture on the cover of Sports Illustrated, Hardy appeared to re-injure the foot and endured questions about his effort.
Hardy is not talking to reporters as he makes his decision. The deadline for underclassmen to declare for April's draft is Thursday.