The 6'3'' 175 lbs. West Chester, Ohio Lakota West football prospect is spending March of 2022 visiting some of the colleges that have offered him a scholarship for 2023. Malik Hartford recently visited Ohio State and Cincinnati and plans to see Michigan State this coming week. He is ranked as a 4 Star, the 11th best Safety in the country, and the 4th best overall in Ohio.
Who's Recruiting Malik Hartford
Colin Hitschler is recruiting Hartford for Cincinnati, Jeff Myers for Iowa State, Vince Marrow for Kentucky, Matt MacPherson for Northwestern, and Perry Eliano for Ohio State. Tweet of Hartford dancing with Eliano can he found here.
Offers and Favorites
Hartford has 23 scholarship offers including Cincinnati, Iowa State, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan State, and Vanderbilt. Ohio State and Cincinnati are his favorites at this time.
Malik Hartford College Visits
Hartford went to Kentucky on 9/11/21, Louisville on 9/26/21 , Cincinnati on 9-12-21 and 9-4-21 and March 5th, 2022, Vanderbilt on 9/25/21, Ohio State on March 10th, 2022, and Michigan State on 1/29/22 and March 15th 2022.
Crystal Ball Predictions
Bill Kurelic has Hartford going to Ohio State with medium certainty.
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Malik Hartford Commits to Ohio State
On CBS HQ on April 6, Hartford committed to Ohio State University. When asked why he chose the Buckeyes, he emphasized the football program and the school's excellence. Hartford's key recruiters were new OSU defensive coordinator Jim Knowles and safety coach Perry Eliano. Eliano started recruiting him while he was still coaching at Cincinnati and continued after he left.