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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 softball: Western Heights off to strong start

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    Western Heights won just a dozen softball games all of last season. Nearly a month into this season, the Jets are nearly past that total with an 11-8 record under new coach Tami Loy. “They’re just getting out there and they’re battling through,” Loy said. “We’re not doing things perfect, but...

  • Athletes get the mic: Edmond Memorial's Warren Wand interviews teammate Robert Charlton

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    [brightcove]3750427378001[/brightcove] Edmond Memorial running back Warren Wand is no stranger to being interviewed. Recently at The Oklahoman‘s Media Day he had the chance to ask the questions, interviewing teammate Robert Charlton. Wand took a professional approach – much like he plays – and...

  • High school softball: Mustang pitcher Jayden Chestnut is more relaxed this season

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Senior has thrown two perfect games and two no-hitters in seven starts this season.

  • Oklahoma State football: Cowboys land JUCO-transfer offensive lineman Brandon Pertile

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    Oklahoma State added its second offensive lineman to its 2015 recruiting class in the last week on Wednesday. Brandon Pertile — a 6-foot-6, 300-pound offensive tackle out of Mesa Community College (Ariz.) — announced on Twitter he plans to play for Cowboys offensive line coach Bob Connelly next...

  • Ringling's Riley Daniel commits to Houston

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Aug 11, 2014

    The offer was too good for Riley Daniel to pass up. The Ringling offensive lineman verbally committed to Houston on Sunday, choosing to go with an offer that protected him should he get injured while also relieving pressure for the upcoming season. “I’m just going to focus on my senior year now,”...

  • OSU football: Cowboys land three-star OL commitment Joshua Jones

    Published: Mon, Aug 11, 2014

    Oklahoma State landed another offensive lineman in the Class of 2015 on Monday, as three-star tackle Joshua Jones committed to the Cowboys. Jones (Bush HS/Richmond, Texas) announced his commitment via Twitter on Monday. The 6-foot-6, 271 pounder has offers from TCU, Nebraska, and Texas Tech...

  • Oklahoma football: Longtime TCU offensive line commit Cody Ford flips to Sooners

    Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Aug 11, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma picked up the 10th commitment of its 2014 recruiting class Monday, when longtime TCU offensive line commitment Cody Ford flipped to the Sooners. Ford’s commitment was first reported by SoonersIllustrated.com. The 6-foot-4, 322-pound Ford is ranked as a four-star prospect by...

  • Former Oklahoma City standout Allonzo Trier commits to Arizona

    Published: Sun, Aug 3, 2014

    Allonzo Trier, a former Oklahoma City-area high school star and one of the top guards in the Class of 2015, has committed to Arizona, giving the Wildcats a third five-star player for its potential powerhouse 2015 recruiting class. "My relationship with Coach [Sean] Miller and the way they...

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners pick up commitment from wide receiver John Humphrey

    Jason Kersey | Published: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma picked up a commitment from three-star wide receiver John Humphrey on Saturday, when the League City, Texas, native was on an unofficial visit. Humphrey — from Clear Falls High School in League City, Texas — also holds scholarship offers from Arkansas, Baylor, California,...

  • OU football: Sooners get commitment from Texas WR John Humphrey

    Published: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

    Oklahoma picked up another commitment Satuday for the Class of 2015 in wide receiver John Humphrey Jr. (Clear Falls HS/League City, Texas). Humphrey has offers from school such as Notre Dame, Arkansas, Baylor, Clemson, Missouri and Nebraska, among others. But the 6-foot, 160 pounder selected...

  • OU football: Sooners in final 5 for top defensive end Keisean Lucier-South

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Defensive end Keisean Lucier-South of Orange, Calif., has Oklahoma in his final five schools, according to ESPN.com. Lucier-South (6-foot-5, 218 pounds), the No. 28 overall recruit in the ESPN 300 for the Class of 2015, has narrowed his list to OU, Florida, Michigan, Oregon and UCLA....

  • Super 30: Lawton's Jalin Barnett defies the stereotypes

    BY RYAN ABER | Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Highly recruited offensive lineman isn’t slow, and is an honor student to boot.

  • OU freshman Joe Mixon involved in altercation in Norman

    jason kersey and andrew knittle | Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    NORMAN — Norman Police and the University of Oklahoma athletics department are investigating an alleged assault near the OU campus involving a Sooner football player. Norman police responded to the incident at Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe in Norman just after 2:30 a.m. Friday morning. No arrests...

  • High school notebook: Douglass' Dameko Doddles commits to Wyoming

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Douglass’ Dameko Doddles verbally committed to Wyoming on Wednesday, Trojans coach Willis Alexander told The Oklahoman. Doddles is ranked No. 24 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30, and his lone scholarship offer came from the Cowboys. It is unclear whether Doddles will play receiver or safety at...

  • Super 30: Jenks defensive tackle Marquise Overton ready to become the latest Trojan-turned-Sooner

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Jenks four-star defensive tackle Marquise Overton is ranked No. 4 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 list of the state’s top college football prospects. With Overton’s Jan. 3 commitment, Oklahoma is set to sign a Jenks player for the fourth straight season and the fifth time in seven years.

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners get commitment from defensive end Kenneth Mann

    Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma’s recruiting momentum continued Wednesday when defensive end Kenneth Mann committed to the Sooners. OU has now received two defensive line commitments in three days and picked up five overall commitments in the past two months. Mann (6-foot-4, 240 pounds) is rated as a...

  • Oklahoma gets commitment from 2015 defensive tackle Tyrell Jacobs

    Ryan Aber | Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    #kennercitystandup them children in my section gone love that pic.twitter.com/Wpy86fIZYr — Tyrell Jacobs (@tyrelljacobs98) July 21, 2014 Defensive tackle Tyrell Jacobs of Metairie (La.) Rummel High committed to Oklahoma on Monday. Jacobs posted his commitment on Twitter. Jacobs (6-foot-4, 260...

  • 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 an...

  • 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. All...

  • 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 “Let’s...




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