By Platform Scout: Marc Henry @marchen44
Highlighting players in the Platform Spotlight allows them to stand out, attracting attention from recruiters, coaches, and fans. The mission and goal of The Platform is to #ExposeTheUnexposed and provide adequate coverage of athletes around the country giving them exposure. These players showcase the skill set that college programs covet at the next level. We spotlight a top stand out from Saturday’s action in Davenport.
Jonathan Harding | Wide Receiver | 7v7: Showtime | Class of 2025 | The Villages High School | 6’4 225 Lbs | Twitter @JJHarding18
Jonathan Harding’s dynamic abilities extend beyond the physical aspects of his game. His knack for running precise routes with a seamless blend of agility and control sets him apart on the field. The combination of a long, lean athletic frame and an explosive start off the line grants him a distinctive edge, making him a challenging matchup for defenders.
Harding’s capacity to attack the football in flight showcases not only his technical prowess but also his relentless determination. His capability to absorb contact in heavy traffic, coupled with a large catch radius and strong hands, solidifies him as a reliable target.
Being a former quarterback provides Harding with a unique perspective, allowing him to read defenses effectively and find openings in coverage. This strategic insight contributes to his ability to consistently beat defenders, making him a valuable asset on the field.
Currently, with offers from Delaware and Bethune Cookman, Harding’s under-the-radar status in the state of Florida is likely to change rapidly. If he continues to perform at this level, his senior season in 2024 holds the promise of further recognition and potentially expanding his list of collegiate options. The spotlight is poised to shine brighter on this rising talent.