Harding's In No Hurry

Edmond (OK) Santa Fe safety Khari Harding (6-1, 205, 4.5) continues to have Arkansas at the top of his list, but is in no hurry to make an early commit.

While he doesn't plan right now to commit before the season starts, Edmond (OK) Santa Fe safety Khari Harding doesn't plan to take it to signing day either.

That's good news for Arkansas, a school that Harding (6-1, 205, 4.5) says is at the "top of my list."

"I really love Arkansas and the fact that they don't know who the coach is going to be next season right now really doesn't play any part in my decision," Harding said. "It's one the best programs in the country and they are going to get a great coach. They are at the top of my list."

Harding has offers from Arkansas, Kansas State, Houston, Indiana, Iowa State, Wyoming and Arkansas State while also getting interest from Nebraska, Arizona State, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.

Harding is the son of former Oklahoma State linebacker Corey Harding and the nephew of former Cowboys' defensive lineman Rodney Harding.

"I am not really planning on deciding before the season," Harding said. "It will probably sometime during or right after the season."

Arkansas assistant coach Kris Cinkovich is recruiting Harding and was by his school last Monday.

"Coach Cink and I have a great relationship and we talk all the time," Harding said. "All the coaches there are really cool and they obviously have great players."

He got a chance to see them all again at the Razorbacks' Red-White game back on April 21.

"Man, they are going to be so good this season," Harding said. "You could see that at the Red-White game. I am looking forward to get back over there for the Arkansas-Alabama game. That will be a great one."

Harding had 71 tackles last season for Edmond Santa Fe and also had three interceptions, one he ran back for a game-winning touchdown.

"I come down in the box and tackle really well," Harding said. "I am not afraid to stick my nose in there and hit somebody. I think I am pretty good at reading a quarterback's eyes. I need to keep working on my angles and improve my speed."

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