The two main high school all-star games have been the Under Armour All-America Game and the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. But lately the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl has been starting to make a dent in the race, too.
And when it comes to Oklahoma, the Semper Fi event has been kind to the Sooners and is once again for the 2014 edition.
The last of the three all-star games, it is the one with the most for OU fans to watch.
When: 8 p.m. CST, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014
Where: StubHub Center, Carson, Calif.
TV: FOX Sports 1
La Mirada (Calif.) High wide receiver Dallis Todd. At this time next month, Todd will be enrolled at OU and living in Norman. But he has one last chance to showcase his skills. Todd was a major addition to OU's class in April and despite various repeated efforts by a lot of different schools, it's safe to say Todd isn't going anywhere.
Gulfport (Miss.) Harrison Central cornerback Tito Windham. OU isn't afraid to take chances, and it did on Windham. It's starting to pay off now as Windham gets one big honor after another. OU defensive coordinator Mike Stoops only needed to see three plays before offering him in May. He has been a solid Sooners commit since then. He is the only OU commit playing for the East squad.
Cedar Hill (Texas) High cornerback Marcus Green. The Sooners basically had his commitment the second Mike Stoops made the offer. Green took less than a week before committing on Mother's Day. After a great senior season in helping Cedar Hill win a state championship, the only question remaining now is whether Green ends up a cornerback or safety at OU. He has been told he can play both.
Tulsa (Okla.) Union tight end Carson Meier. After getting a goose egg in the tight end department for the 2013 class, OU knew it needed to find at least one top high school prospect. The Sooners did with Meier, offering him in May and getting his pledge less than 10 days later. Valuable as either a blocker or receiver, Meier had a solid season in helping Tulsa Union to a state championship final appearance.
Jenks (Okla.) High safety Steven Parker. The No. 1 overall target on OU's board at this point. Sounds like a broken record at this point, but the Sooners have been in the chase since May 2012 when they were the first school to offer. The main competition feels like it's coming from Texas A&M, and he has made two visits to College Station. Parker still appears like he is OU's to lose at this point, but it has been a wild ride so far during his recruitment. An outstanding senior season has seen him rise up to being the No. 1-ranked player in the state and was named SoonersIllustrated.com's Oklahoma High School Football Overall MVP as well as leading Jenks to another state title.
Oklahoma City Douglass defensive end Deondre Clark. The Sooners were thought to be long gone in the hunt for this LSU Scout 300 commit. But OU coaches Jerry Montgomery and Bob Stoops have mended the fences, and the Sooners are definitely back in the hunt following an aggressive month on the trail. The question could be about staying closer to home with his home being less than 30 minutes from OU compared to Baton Rouge. A great senior season earned him SoonersIllustrated.com's Oklahoma High School Defensive MVP.