National Signing Day is rapidly approaching, and early January signals the season for high school All-American games to kick off, with three Oklahomans representing in the two marquee games.
Two Oklahoma commits, Sterling Shepard of Heritage Hall and Alex Ross of Jenks, will suit up in the Under Armour All-American Bowl, playing on opposing teams, while Barry Sanders, Jr. will play in the long-standing Army All-American Bowl and announce his college intentions during the game.
However, those aren't the only names in-state fans should be watching in upcoming games. Six OU commits will be participating in one of the games, with Oklahoma State quarterback commit Wes Lunt having already competed in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Arizona.
In addition, top-tier recruits Dorial Green-Bekham and Brandon Beaver – both considering Oklahoma – will also play in the Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio.
Under Armour All-American Bowl: Jan. 5, 6:30 p.m., ESPN
WR Sterling Shepard, Oklahoma (Heritage Hall)
CB De'Vante Harris, Oklahoma (Horn High School, Texas)
RB Alex Ross, Oklahoma (Jenks)
U.S. Army All-American Bowl: Jan. 7, Noon, NBC
OL Ty Darlington, Oklahoma (Apopka High School, Florida)
WR Derrick Woods, Oklahoma (Inglewood High School, California)
WR Durron Neal, Oklahoma (De Smet Jesuit High School, Missouri)
OL John Michael McGee, Oklahoma (Texas High School, Texas)
TE Taylor McNamara, Oklahoma (Westview High School, California)
RB Barry Sanders, Jr., Undecided (Heritage Hall)