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2025 OL Recruit Parker Harden Says WVU Feels He’s ‘More Developed Than Most at His Age’



Even though he still has two more years left of high school, West Virginia knows they have to start building a relationship with offensive lineman recruit Parker Harden now.

This is why WVU has already extended an offer to the Pickerington Central High School product from Ohio. WVSN instantly reached out to the 2025 class prospect to find out more about his talks with WVU offensive line coach Matt Moore and his current mindset about his future.

According to Harden, Moore told him he feels he is more developed than most lineman are at his young age. They discussed what WVU has seen of Harden on film, the intangibles they believe he brings to a team and the maturity of his technique.

“I know that they have a history of getting players to the league while also increasing their off the field success with their programs to help athletes,” Harden explained as what he knows about the WVU football program and why he’s excited to have an offer from the Mountaineers.

One thing both sides know about Harden is he still has plenty of time to keep working at his craft and will likely only get better with time. This is why Harden is not setting any kind of timetable on making a decision and locking in with a school.

He does have some goals he hopes to accomplish before graduating high school. These goals are not farfetched, but admirable and extend to both on and off the field, showing that mature attitude he says Moore mentioned as one of the reasons WVU thinks so highly of Harden.

“My goals for the rest of high school are to keep getting good grades, continuing to improve myself physically and mentally, and to increase my star rating,” said Harden. With two more high school seasons ahead of him and seemingly the right work ethic and mindset, all signs point to Harden being able to achieve whatever he wants.

When asked what other schools Harden has had similar conversations with, he offered a list that includes some major programs and quality institutions like Virginia, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Michigan, Oklahoma, Cincinnati, Miami (OH), Akron, Duke, Nebraska, Toledo, Penn State, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Rutgers and Northwestern.

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