Watch List CB Hardeman happy with LSU 

November, 4, 2012
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ESPN Watch List cornerback and LSU commit Chris Hardeman (Houston/Alief Taylor) didn’t get the chance to make it Saturday to Baton Rouge, La., to watch the Tigers square off against Alabama. Alief Taylor had Saturday business of its own, as Hardeman's team defeated Houston Aldine MacArthur, 49-21, that afternoon.

Hardeman, however, did have a chance to check out his future team on television Saturday night, and while the Tigers fell short, 21-17, he was impressed with the game’s outcome and the fight the Tigers showed -- particularly since they trailed 14-3 at halftime.

“They definitely played well. It was a good game,” Hardeman said of LSU. “Both teams played hard. Alabama is No. 1 in the country for a reason, but I was happy to see [LSU] compete against a really good Alabama team. They played hard.