Edmond (Okla.) Santa Fe defender Khari Harding has seen his recruitment start a little bit slowly. However, one Big 12 program recently became the first to offer the 6-foot-1, 205-pound junior.
"Kansas State offered me," Harding said. "They're the first ones to offer. It was like Wednesday or Thursday of last week when the coach messaged me on Facebook."
Harding was only able to converse with the coach through Facebook but that changed this past weekend when he made a trip to Manhattan.
"I didn't have a chance to talk to him afterwards but I went to their junior day this weekend," he said. "I had a chance to talk to (head coach Bill) Snyder. He told me that he thought I fit their system well at safety and he really liked the way I played on my film when they saw it."
In addition to the Wildcats, Harding is on the radar of several other programs.
"Right now I've been getting interest from Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Missouri, Oregon State, Nebraska, Tulsa and that's about it," he said. "Those are the main ones. OSU sends me the most stuff.
"I went to both junior days at Oklahoma State and I really liked them. I don't have anything else planned as of right now though."
With the process having just started for Harding, he says he has not had time to formulate a list of favorites.
"No, not really," he said as to having a top group of schools. "They're all pretty much the same right now."
Harding did admit, though, that he is hoping for offers from a couple of programs.
"OSU or Missouri," he said.