Ohio HS Insider: DC’s Harding picks right time to shine in the 40

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JJHuddle’s Ohio HS Insider

Dayton Christian RB/DB Heath Harding picked the right time to record the fastest 40 of his life. It came at this past weekend’s Ohio State
Advanced Camp. Harding was told by the OSU staff that he clocked in at
4.33. Said Harding: “I was shocked when they told me that.” They told him some more good news Monday…


Dayton Christian RB/DB Heath Harding picked the right time to record the fastest 40 of his life. It came at this past weekend’s Ohio State Advanced Camp. Harding was told by the OSU staff that he clocked in at 4.33. Said Harding: “I was shocked when they told me that.”

Harding isn’t slow. He turned in a 4.37 at Cincinnati on June 13 and ran a 4.4 at Michigan State on June 16. OSU was his last camp. Harding plans to visit Ohio and Miami (Ohio) in the next few days.

Monday he followed up with OSU coach Tim Hinton, who relayed the following.

“He told me that they talked about me today and liked what I did,” Harding said. “They said I performed well and showed great athletic abilities  with my speed and how I flew around. They are having a bigger recruiting meeting on Tuesday and I should call him Wednesday to see what will happen. He said the knock on me was that they are deep in the defensive backfield so they aren’t sure how many more people they will take.”

Harding makes his name on offense in high school. Last year he ran for 1,501 yards and 22 TDs on 122 carries. For his career, he’s rushed for 2,902 yards and 48 TDs. Overall, Harding has accounted for 62 career TDs, including seven on kick returns.

Said Dayton Christian head coach David Amlin: “Next to Josh Betts (Vandalia-Butler/Indianapolis Colts), Harding is the best kid I have coached in 34 years.”

Harding currently has offers from Ohio, Toledo, Buffalo, Miami of Ohio and Bowling Green. He does not have a favorite – just a goal.

Said Harding: “I’m just excited that I (have chances) to continue playing the game I love.”

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