Harding, a 6'1", 225-pound linebacker from Edmond, Okla., played in two games as a true freshman in 2013 and saw action in three games this past season for the Tigers. For his career he had just four tackles with three coming in 2014.
"Wanna thank Coach Malzahn, other coaches, teammates and all my friends for making Auburn a great experience my first 2 years in college," Harding said in a message. "I've gained so much from all yall but I had to come closer to home for family reasons."
Harding signed with Auburn out of Sante Fe High in Edmond, Okla. An all-state performer, he made 109 tackles with three interceptions as a senior. He will have two seasons left to play at Tulsa.