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High school notebook: Edmond Memorial's Lucas Gerdes busy after big win

After beating Mustang on Friday night, Lucas Gerdes hit the road to attend the Texas Tech-Oklahoma game. Also there was Khari Harding, who received a scholarship offer from the Red Raiders on Saturday.
by Ryan Aber and Scott Wright and Jason Kersey Published: October 6, 2012

It's been a whirlwind weekend so far for Edmond Memorial senior left tackle Lucas Gerdes.

Friday, his Bulldogs stunned Mustang 41-13 in an upset only Gerdes and his teammates could've predicted happening. It was Edmond Memorial's first win of the season.

Then Saturday morning at 6 a.m., he and his father, Bob, left for Texas Tech's home game against Oklahoma for an unofficial visit.

“We had nothing to lose, so we just told ourselves all week to fly around and have great practices,” Gerdes said. “We knew we could do it.”

Gerdes doesn't have any scholarship offers yet, but took an unofficial visit to Oklahoma State last weekend.

Texas Tech offers Santa Fe's Harding

Texas Tech became the most recent program to extend an offer to Edmond Santa Fe safety Khari Harding. The Red Raiders' offer came Saturday during Harding's visit to the team's game against Oklahoma. Tech is targeting the 6-foot-1, 205-pound Harding as a linebacker prospect.

Harding has been committed to Arkansas since June, but has remained busy on the recruiting path. Washington State recently extended an offer, and several other programs have remained in contact with him. He visited Oklahoma State for last week's game against Texas, though the Cowboys have not made an offer.

Harding, No. 6 on The Oklahoman's Super 30 recruit rankings, has 50 tackles and three interceptions through six games this season.

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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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