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High school notebook: Edmond Santa Fe's Khari Harding switches commitment from Arkansas to Auburn

As Arkansas struggled this season, Harding kept his options open, taking visits to other schools.
by Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: January 20, 2013

After a weekend visit to Auburn, Edmond Santa Fe safety Khari Harding switched his commitment to the Tigers.

Harding had been committed to Arkansas since June, after John L. Smith was named the Razorbacks coach following the firing of Bobby Petrino.

As Arkansas struggled this season, though, Harding kept his options open, taking visits to other schools.

Before his commitment to the Razorbacks, Harding had been recruited to Arkansas State by Gus Malzahn.

When Malzahn took over at Auburn, he picked back up in recruiting Harding.

Harding is the second state player to commit to Arkansas and wind up switching to another school. Tulsa Washington's Dominique Alexander was committed to Arkansas before switching to Oklahoma.

Harding, an Oklahoman All-Stater, had 109 tackles and three sacks as a senior.


Edmond Santa Fe quarterback Justice Hansen picked up yet another offer Sunday when Texas A&M joined the list of schools offering the 2014 prospect.

The Aggies join Arizona State, Missouri and Arkansas in offering Hansen.

With the success of Heisman Trophy-winning Johnny Manziel in Kevin Sumlin'’s system in College Station, the A&M offer figures to be an attractive one.

An Oklahoman All-Stater as a junior, Hansen threw for 3,079 yards and 36 touchdowns with just nine interceptions. He also ran for 773 yards and 14 touchdowns.

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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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