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Khari Harding talks to his grandmother, Mary Harding, after the signing day ceremony at Edmond Santa Fe High School in Edmond, Okla., Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. Harding will play football at Auburn. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Khari Harding and the Signing Day story behind a father's smile

Sports | Published: Wed, Feb 6, 2013 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

COMMENTARY — Six years after his father brought him out of a bad situation and back to Oklahoma, Khari Harding is preparing to leave again — this time on a scholarship to Auburn University.

Sports recruiting news from NewsOK

  • High school notebook: Ringling's Riley Daniel commits to Baylor

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    Riley Daniel, a first-team All-State selection who is ranked No. 9 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30, had been verbally committed to Houston until the Cougars went through a coaching change in early December. He picked Baylor over Texas Tech, Florida and Kansas State.

  • Oklahoma State football: Former Texas pledge Louis Brown tweets he has committed to OSU

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    LINK . Louis Brown — a 6-foot-6, 205-pound athlete from Burton High School (Texas) — tweeted out late Saturday that he committed to Oklahoma State while on his official visit. . LINK . Brown’s announcement comes one week after he decommitted from Texas while on his official visit with the...

  • High school football: The Oklahoman's Super 30

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    It’s the final Pre-Signing Day Edition of The Oklahoman’s Super 30.

  • OU football: Sooners receive commitment from defensive back Antoine Stephens

    staff reports | Published: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    Add another pledge to the Sooners 2015 football class, as Kimball (Dallas) defensive back Antoine Stephens committed to OU on Sunday. Stephens (6-foot-2, 187 pounds) was one of several recruits on campus in Norman this weekend for an official visit. Stephens, a three-star recruit , selected...

  • Sooners get commit from CB Antoine Stephens

    Ryan Aber | Published: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    A big recruiting weekend for Oklahoma began paying off Sunday when Dallas Kimball cornerback Antoine Stephens committed to the Sooners. Stephens (6-foot-2, 187 pounds) committed while in Norman for a visit. The Rivals three-star prospect chose Oklahoma over Baylor, Louisville,...

  • OU football: Four-star linebacker Anthony Wheeler commits to Texas over Sooners

    Published: Fri, Jan 2, 2015

    Dallas Skyline linebacker Anthony Wheeler committed to Texas over Baylor, OU and LSU on Friday at the Under Armour All-America game. Wheeler, who hails from  the same high school which produced Corey Nelson and Frank Shannon, was considered an OU lean, but the 6-foot-2, 225-pound...

  • OU football: Four-star linebacker Anthony Wheeler could continue Dallas Skyline pipeline to Sooners

    staff reports | Published: Thu, Jan 1, 2015

    On Friday, Anthony Wheeler, the 6-foot-2, 225-pound hard-hitting linebacker out of the Dallas area, will choose between Baylor, LSU, Oklahoma and Texas. In an interview with Gerry Hamilton of ESPN.com from the Under Armour All-America game practices ( Insider content ), Wheeler says that he's...

  • OSU football: Five-star recruit Tyron Johnson says Mike Gundy is a 'great coach'

    Published: Tue, Dec 30, 2014

    Five-star receiver Tyron Johnson is one of six prospects who will make his college decision at the Under Armour All-America Game on Friday (3 p.m., ESPN2). The 6-foot-1, 191-pound playmaker has Oklahoma State on a shortlist which includes Texas Tech, Auburn, Georgia and homestate school LSU....

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners pick up commitment from three-star safety Kahlil Haughton

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma picked up its second defensive commitment in one day Friday afternoon, when three-star safety Kahlil Haughton announced he’d chosen the Sooners. Haughton — from Midway High in Waco, Texas — chose Oklahoma over offers from Arkansas, Baylor and Texas Tech, among others. Haughton’s...

  • Four-star linebacker Ricky DeBerry commits to Sooners

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Oklahoma picked up a major linebacker commit Friday morning when Mechanicsville (Va.) Atlee’s Ricky DeBerry committed to the Sooners. DeBerry (6-foot-2, 231 pounds) chose the Sooners over Virginia. The Rivals four-star outside linebacker also had offers from Alabama, Michigan State, Texas...

  • High school notebook: Kansas, Wyoming snag recruits from Oklahoma

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    Kingfisher senior Jace Sternberger is already buying into what new Kansas coach David Beaty envisions. Sternberger was one of two Oklahoma football players to announce their verbal commitments Sunday on Twitter. Putnam City defensive end Chris Pogi posted that he had committed to Wyoming.

  • Report: Oklahoma State gets commitment from UAB transfer Victor Salako

    Erik Horne | Published: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    Oklahoma State may have picked up the offensive line help it needed in former Alabama-Birmingham offensive tackle Victor Salako. Salako (6-foot-6, 315 pounds) will reportedly transfer to OSU for the 2015 season. UAB announced last week that it was shutting down its football program, leaving the...

  • Oklahoma State football: Kansas State safety commit Bryce Balous flips, picks the Cowboys

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    Bryce Balous — a 5-foot-11, 180-pound safety from McKinney North High School (Texas) — has committed to Oklahoma State’s 2015 class after a previous verbal commitment to Kansas State. Balous’ change in status was first reported by Alex King of footballbraniacs.com: LINK Balous (a Rivals-rated...

  • Oklahoma, Oklahoma State 2015 commits rank in ESPN's junior college top 50

    staff reports | Published: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    Three Oklahoma commitments and one Oklahoma State commitment are in ESPN.com's latest rankings of the top 50 junior college football players in America. Wide receiver  Dede Westbrook (Blinn College, Bresham, Texas) and defensive back William Johnson (Monroe College, Rochester, N.Y.)...

  • Edmond Memorial SF Kristian Doolittle commits to Sooners

    Ryan Aber | Published: Tue, Dec 2, 2014

    Oklahoma basketball picked up its second commitment for the 2016 class Tuesday when Edmond Memorial small forward Kristian Doolittle committed to the Sooners. Doolittle (6-foot-6) joins Oregon point guard Payton Pritchard in committing to the Sooners for 2016. As a sophomore...

  • OU football: Sooners add first 2016 commitment in OL Jean Delance

    staff reports | Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Oklahoma is on a roll on the recruiting trail, as the Sooners received their first Class of 2016 football commitment Tuesday from North Mesquite (Texas) offensive tackle Jean Delance. Delance (6-foot-5, 270 pounds) is rated as a four-star prospect and the No. 27 offensive tackle in the nation...

  • OU football: Sooners receive commitment from junior college receiver Dede Westbrook

    staff reports | Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    OU received some help at the wide receiver position for 2015 with a commitment from  Blinn College (Bresham, Texas) prospect Dede Westbrook on Tuesday. "I finally came to my decision.. There's only one..#BoomerSooner I will be taking my talents to Norman, OK in January..#Sooners,"...

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners make list of final seven schools for five-star linebacker Malik Jefferson

    Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma has struggled to pick up commitments from linebackers for its 2015 recruiting class, but got a bit of good news on that front Monday. Five-star linebacker prospect Malik Jefferson tweeted his final seven schools, and Oklahoma was on the list along with Baylor, Texas, Texas...

  • Oklahoma football: Edmond Santa Fe's Bundage offered by OU

    BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Recruiting is rapidly picking up for Edmond Santa Fe junior Calvin Bundage. Bundage said on Twitter early Wednesday that he has received his second Division I scholarship offer, this time from Oklahoma. A safety for the Wolves this past season, Bundage was one of the team’s leading tacklers...

  • Oklahoma football: Commitment list for the class of 2015

    Published: Thu, Nov 6, 2014

    RECRUITING — Here’s the Oklahoma Sooners’ commitment list for the class of 2014 through Nov. 6.

  • Five underrated Oklahoma high school football recruiting prospects

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    Here are five underrated Oklahoma high school players who aren’t yet on the radar of a lot of college programs, but have the talent to play at the next level.

  • How the Wyoming football program has been successfully recruiting Oklahomans

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    Kingfisher’s Kaden Jackson, Douglass’ Dameko Doddles and Broken Bow’s Jaylon Watson have verbally committed to Wyoming, and another local star — Del City’s Davion Freeman — recently took an official visit there as he weighs the five schools that have offered him.




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