Harding on the Rise

Khari Harding, a talented 6-foot-2, 205-pound safety out of Edmond, Oklahoma has three early offers and continues to add new interest and Junior Day invitations to his list almost every day. He plans on giving each option an equal chance.

Khari Harding is receiving interest from several schools.

Interest is coming from Oregon State, Iowa State, Colorado, Kansas State, Nebraska, Missouri, UCLA, Tennessee, and Oklahoma State.

Official offers have come from Arkansas (March 8th), Kansas State, and a newly added Arkansas State, which came along March 13th.

Harding has already attended Oklahoma State and Kansas State's Junior Days with Nebraska next on the list. Invitations have also come from Auburn and Missouri, but it hasn't been decided if they can attend just yet.

"I liked Oklahoma State a lot," said Harding. "I liked the facilities and the coaches- just everything. It was all new and really big."

"I also really liked Kansas State," he added. "The campus was a little older but I really liked the atmosphere."

Harding enjoyed both schools, which is making it too difficult to narrow anything down so soon.

"I'm not leaning toward any college just yet, I'm just going to let it all play out," Harding said. The Arkansas offer is only going to make the decision harder because of his love for that specific conference.

"My favorite conference is the SEC," said Harding.

Harding will soon make plans to visit Arkansas and he hopes it can take place this summer, but this won't be his first visit.

He has already unofficially visited Colorado, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, and Tulsa- enjoying them all.

"I liked them all, but I haven't sat down to figure out the pros and cons of each," he said. Harding has what every college safety requires- instinct.

"I come up to the ball and make tackles," he said. "I'm not afraid to get in the middle of things and I have great instincts to get to the ball."

Harding proved that he has those instincts when he racked up a total of 17 tackles last season against Lawton. Harding also showcased his nature to be near the ball when he had a 64-yard interception return to seal one of his games last season.

Also, a highlight of Harding's junior year was being named a member of the All-Edmond Team.

A lot can be expected out of Harding. An eventful recruitment and a great senior season with Santa Fe High School are both guaranteed.

Edited by National Analyst Greg Powers

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