National Signing Day: Jenks' Dylan Harding makes it official with Oklahoma State

by Ryan Aber Published: February 5, 2014

Dylan Harding wasn't sure this was possible.

“I always kind of doubted myself up until I got my first offer,” Harding said.

There were plenty more after that first one, but it didn't take long once the right one came in for the Jenks safety to make his decision.

Wednesday, Harding officially signed with Oklahoma State after committing to the Cowboys in late July.

He still spends plenty of time thinking about that first one, though.

A couple weeks after the Trojans won the 2012 state championship, Harding was called into the office at school where he was met by Tulsa assistant Denver Johnson.

“I'm about to change your life,” Johnson told Harding before officially extending the offer.

“Ever since, that's when I realized the sky's the limit,” Harding said. “I knew I needed to put on some weight and I did, got to where I should've been and I got an offer.”

Or, Harding should say, THE offer.

He took a visit to Stillwater in July and soon had that offer from Oklahoma State. He wasted no time, committing to the Cowboys almost immediately.


by Ryan Aber
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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