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HardleyGilmore IV

  • position Wide Receiver
  • height 6-1
  • Weight 178
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Belle Glade, Fla.
  • High school Pahokee

High School
• A consensus four-star prospect
• Rated one of the top 45 wide receivers in the 2024 class by
• Reclassified from the class of 2025 to the 2024 recruiting class in June of 2023, forgoing his junior season
• Played varsity football as a two-way player at receiver and defensive back since the eighth grade, beginning his prep career at Glades Day
• Transferred to The Benjamin School in West Palm Beach for his freshman season where he caught 16 passes for 229 yards and seven scores … Helped lead his squad to an 8-4 record and a run to the Class 3A region finals
• Transferred to Pahokee High School for his sophomore season and earned a spot on the Palm Beach Post Super 11 team after charting 43 catches for 1,003 yards and nine receiving touchdowns, while snagging 21 tackles, eight pass breakups and three interceptions on defense
• As a senior in the fall of 2023, caught 52 passes for 879 yards and 15 touchdowns along with 13 tackles, eight pass breakups and two interceptions
• Earned All-County honors by the Sun Sentinel
• Played for head coach Matthew Sparrowhawk at Pahokee in 2023
• Also ran track and placed third in Florida’s state long jump and was sixth in the 800-meter run in 2022
• Chose UK over Penn State and Central Florida

• Born in Belle Glade, Florida
• Son of Anita Perkins and Hardley Gilmore Jr.
• Has four siblings, Hardley Gilmore III, Har’Kecia Gilmore, Kimmy Alexander and Mikia Bluntson
• Major is art education

Hardley Says
• He chose Kentucky because the people were genuine and it was the best place for him to become a better man
• After his football career, he hopes to coach or go into sports broadcasting
• Three words to describe him are chill, competitive and hungry
• A musical instrument he can play is the trumpet
• One thing he will never do again is participate in a hot chip challenge

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