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Super 30: Khari Harding enjoys chance to play for his country

Edmond Santa Fe defensive back was one of just two Oklahomans to play in International Federation of American Football U-19 World Championship.
by Jason Kersey Published: July 16, 2012
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photo - Khari Harding poses for a photo with his silver metal and Team USA jersey at Wantland Stadium at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Okla., Monday, July 16, 2012.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Khari Harding poses for a photo with his silver metal and Team USA jersey at Wantland Stadium at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Okla., Monday, July 16, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman

Harding started at wide receiver as a sophomore at Edmond Santa Fe, but was primarily used on defense last season, when the Wolves won their district championship and went 10-2.

He made 71 tackles and three interceptions during the Wolves' impressive run.

This year, he expects to play more at receiver in addition to his big role on defense. He's also the backup to the Wolves' standout quarterback, Justice Hansen.

“We have high hopes for the season,” Harding said. “We're trying to get to that gold ball.”

He said he hasn't visited Arkansas since committing on June 8, and isn't sure when he'll take an official visit to campus in Fayetteville.

One thing Harding won't do yet is close the door on any other possibilities. He's got nine more offers — from Arkansas State, Colorado State, Houston, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas State, Memphis, Oregon State and Wyoming.

“I still want to go see other schools and see what they have to offer,” Harding said.

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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Super 30 bio

No. 6: Khari Harding

School: Edmond Santa Fe

Height: 6-1

Weight: 205

Position: Defensive back

Recruited by: Committed to Arkansas; also has offers from Arkansas State, Colorado State, Houston, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas State, Memphis, Oregon State and Wyoming.

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