Malik Hartford


Player profile

  • Height 6-2
  • Weight 183
  • Hometown West Chester, Ohio
  • Last School Lakota West
  • Year Fr.


  • A four-star recruit and the No. 4-ranked player in the state of Ohio according to the 247Sports composite.
  • Named the Greater Miami Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2022.
  • Selected by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association as the Division I Southwest District Defensive Player of the Year and co-Division I Defensive Player of the Year.
  • The leader of a Lakota West defense that gave up just 10.0 points per game during a 13-1 season this fall.
  • His stat line in 2022 included 43 tackles, two interceptions, four tackles-for-loss five pass breakups
  • Finished his junior season with 58 tackles, two INTs, a sack and six blocked kicks/punts
  • Will play in the 2023 All-American Bowl in San Antonio on Jan. 7
  • Parents are Zainab and Jim Hartford