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Mecole Hardman and Matthew Boling got into a fun back and forth on Twitter.

Former Georgia star Mecole Hardman and track standout Matthew Boling engage in Georgia-Texas debate

Connor Riley

What started as a Twitter interaction between NFL stars over which state produces the best talent, turned into a possible race between the fastest Georgia football player in recent memory and the current fastest man on Georgia’s campus.

It all started a few days ago when former Georgia wide receiver Mecole Hardman disagreed with Tampa Bay Buccaneers star Mike Evans on the state of Texas producing the best football players.

It naturally morphed into a Georgia-Texas debate, as Hardman is from Bowman, Ga. A number of other NFL players weighed in, including Hardman’s own teammate with the Kansas City Chiefs in Patrick Mahomes.

However, no had a better comment than the usually silent Nick Chubb. The tweet below is without a doubt the best comment to come out of this entire debate.

Hardman then added his own thoughts on the debate, invoking his 4.33 speed he displayed at the 2019 NFL combine.

Of course, the fastest man on the Georgia campus is actually from the state of Texas, as Matthew Boling stars for the Georgia track and field team. Boling became a viral sensation for running down competitors as a high school standout at Strake Jesuit in Houston.

He was named the SEC’s Freshman Runner of the Year and set a school record in the 200-meter dash. He also got to show off his speed for the football team this past season, as Kirby Smart brought him in as a ringer to race the Georgia players.

Related: ‘Everybody’s legs back’ after hilarious Matthew Boling prank’

“He’s a fast dude, he looks like Roadrunner, it’s like you can’t see his legs, it’s like his upper body is still and his legs are churning,” former Georgia offensive lineman Cade Mays said of Boiling.

Hardman responded to Boling’s tweet — the cap emoji is the equivalent of saying false — by pointing out that he referring to it in a football manner.

Boling then changed the subject quickly challenging Hardman to a 100-meter dash, and Hardman seemed to be up for the idea.

Boling does have another connection to the Georgia football team, as he alongside 2020 Georgia wide receiver signee Arian Smith at the 2019 Pan American U-20 Championships. Smith has been clocked at a 10.31 in the 100-meter dash. Boling’s best-time, non-wind aided, is a 10.11. Smith does plan to run track along with Boling at Georgia.

Hardman completed his first season in the NFL with the Chiefs and ended it with a Super Bowl ring. During the regular season, he caught 26 passes for 538 yards and six touchdowns. The Chiefs took Hardman in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Related: Why Mecole Hardman winning a Super Bowl helps the future of Georgia football

All and all the Hardman and Boling exchange was some good. And if it produces an actual race between the now Super Bowl champion in Hardman and the Olympic hopeful in Boling, that would be some great content and sports.

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