2013 National Signing Day Live Chat with The Oklahoman's Varsity Coverage Team

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

  • Super 30: Akylen Mayfield gives Tulsa Edison flexibility - and a dangerous weapon when he gets the ball

    By Jonathan Greco, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    The 6-foot-4, 215-pound senior, who has an offer from Arkansas State, can play almost any skill position. During his junior season, he lined up at quarterback, wide receiver, running back and cornerback.

  • OSU football: Cowboys get commitment from LB Za’Carrius Green

    Cody Stavenhagen | Published: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    Oklahoma State got its eighth commitment of the 2015 class on Friday in Duncanville, Texas linebacker Za’Carrius Green, according to a report from GoPokes.com. Scout.com ranks Green as a three-star prospect. At 5 feet 11 inches and 190 pounds, Green could also play safety in college. Green was...

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners get commitment from guard Dominique Hearne

    ryan aber | Published: Thu, Jun 12, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma’s strong June recruiting push continued Thursday when the Sooners picked up a commitment from guard Dominique Hearne. Hearne (6-foot-3, 288 pounds) announced his commitment on Twitter. The three-star prospect is the third commitment in the last nine days for the Sooners....

  • High schools: Westmoore's Destinie Lookout took game to a new level

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Sun, Jun 8, 2014

    This season, she had a batting average mostly seen in video games at .732, while hitting 31 home runs and driving in 86 to earn The Oklahoman’s All-City Player of the Year honors.

  • OU football: Sooners get commitment from 4-star cornerback P.J. Mbanasor

    BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer, raber@opubco.com | Published: Tue, Jun 3, 2014

    NORMAN — Pflugerville (Texas) Hendrickson has once again proven fruitful for Oklahoma football. Four-star cornerback P.J. Mbanasor committed to the Sooners on Tuesday, becoming OU’s fifth commit for the 2015 class. The former TCU commit announced his decision on Twitter, posting...

  • Casady's Josh Wariboko-Alali enjoying recruiting process

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Updated: Sun, May 25, 2014

    After de-committing in April from his verbal commitment to Oklahoma, the 6-foot-3, 310-pound offensive lineman said the Sooners are still in the mix but he will have a better idea of his top choices after making official visits.

  • Norman North QB and OSU commitment John Kolar focused on improving footwork

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: Sun, May 25, 2014

    Last September, John Kolar was showing his athletic ability while establishing himself as a valuable wide receiver in the Norman North offense. Then quarterback David Cornwell got hurt and Kolar got to show off a whole different set of skills. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Kolar jumped right in,...

  • Millwood's Josh Little explodes onto recruiting scene

    Updated: Sun, May 25, 2014

    Two weeks ago, Millwood defensive end Josh Little was just another promising prospect hoping Division I colleges would take notice. Now, he needs both hands to count all his D-I offers. And the 6-foot-4, 230-pound senior is compiling an impressive list of suitors. “It’s just a matter...

  • Speed makes difference for Memorial’s Robert Charlton

    By Scott Wright | Updated: Sun, May 25, 2014

    As players mature, develop and train, they’re going to get faster. But elite speed rarely blossoms out of hard work. Either you have it or you don’t. That’s what makes prospects such as Edmond Memorial cornerback Robert Charlton a valuable commodity on the recruiting scene....

  • Oklahoman Super 30 list of the state's top high school football recruits

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Sun, May 25, 2014

    Here’s a look at our updated Super 30 as of Monday, May 26.

  • High school notebook: Putnam City North's Brett McGee resigns

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Sun, May 18, 2014

    Fresh off guiding Putnam North to the Class 6A girls basketball state tournament, coach Brett McGee has resigned. McGee said he is pursuing other career opportunities.

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners get commitment from kicker Austin Seibert

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Fri, May 9, 2014

    Austin Seibert is ranked as the nation’s No. 1 kicker — and the No. 2 punter — in the 2015 recruiting class by Kohl’s kicking camps.

  • Sooners officially announce signing of JUCO G Dinjiyl Walker

    Ryan Aber | Published: Fri, May 2, 2014

    Oklahoma men’s basketball coach Lon Kruger announced the signing of junior college combo guard Dinjiyl Walker on Friday, a day after Walker announced his decision to sign with the school.

  • Sooners lose second commit in a week; DT Du'Vonta Lampkin decommits

    Ryan Aber | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    For the second time in a week, Oklahoma lost a football commit.

  • Three OU commits, two OSU commits on ESPN 300

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    ESPN released its updated ESPN 300 ranking of the top recruits of the 2015 class Wednesday.

  • Oklahoma State football: Cowboys get running back commitment

    John Helsley | Updated: Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    Oklahoma State opened its doors for fans –and recruits – to the Orange Blitz on Saturday. The blitz continued Sunday, with the Cowboys picking up a 2015 commitment from running back Ronald Jones, a four-star recruit from McKinney North High School in McKinney, Texas. Jones, who attended...

  • Moore's Halle Melone committs to Southern Miss

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Sun, Mar 23, 2014

    Moore sophomore Halle Melone didn’t waste much time making a decision about her collegiate future.

  • Report: Oklahoma State picks up OL commit Johnny Wilson

    staff reports | Published: Thu, Mar 13, 2014

    Oklahoma State picked up a commitment from Midland (Texas) Christian offensive lineman Johnny Wilson on Thursday, as reported by Jay Fielder of OState-Illustrated. Wilson (6-foot-4, 290 pounds) is the second commitment for the 2015 class for the Cowboys, joining Norman North quarterback John...

  • Oklahoma State football: Norman North’s John Kolar feels comfortable with commitment

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Mar 5, 2014

    NORMAN — It’s been quite the whirlwind for Norman North quarterback John Kolar since Oct. 4. He’s gone from a wide receiver to starting quarterback and now to an Oklahoma State commitment, capping a crazy period for the 6-foot-4 passer. “It’s been unbelievable, to be honest,”...

  • Sooners get 2014 basketball walk-on

    Ryan Aber | Published: Mon, Mar 3, 2014

    Shooting guard Bola Alade will walk-on to the Oklahoma basketball team next season, Alade said on Twitter.

  • Ringling lineman Riley Daniel offered by North Texas

    Scott Wright | Updated: Thu, Feb 27, 2014

    Yet another big lineman in the 2015 class has a Division I scholarship offer.

  • Sooners pick up commitment from Texas CB

    Ryan Aber | Published: Fri, Feb 14, 2014

    Oklahoma picked up its fifth commitment for the 2015 class Friday when Dallas South Oak Cliff cornerback Jamile Johnson committed to the Sooners.

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