With practice in full swing and the 2013 Under Armour All-American Game rosters out for the general public, it's time to hone in on some of the playmakers that we'll be keeping a close eye on during this process.
Many of the participants are already enriched in their new schools, including a host of top prospects that appear headed for the illustrious lifestyle as an SEC recruit. Those players will be watched closely by fans of chosen schools, but what about the recruits that are still auditioning for suitors?
The No. 1 recruit in the nation is still unsigned, and the rest of the field has a slew of players that you won't want to miss when they get the ball in their hands, chase down a ball carrier or even kick off.
Here's a look at three prospects to keep an eye on during the January 4 contest. Much like Alabama's T.J. Yeldon, freshmen can certainly have an immediate impact, which is why the college football world will stop and watch what these kids can do on a national stage.
For a complete look at the rosters and coaching staff for the Black (Highlight) and White (Nitro) teams for this year's Under Armour game, click here.
If you don't think defensive ends are a premium in today's college football and NFL game, check out what Jadaveon Clowney did to the Michigan offense earlier this week.
Much like Clowney, Nkemdiche is the No. 1 overall prospect and deciding between two SEC schools. His mother has expressed interest in him joining his brother Denzel at Ole Miss, as reported by Lyons Yellin of NOLA.com, with LSU the other school in consideration.
This guy is already college-sized, and his ability to both get to the QB and disrupt the running game is on full display when watching his highlight tapes.
It appears the SEC is once again getting the top prospect, but will he be going to help contend with the LSU Tigers or helping the Ole Miss Rebels to rebuild? Stay tuned to find out.
WR Laquon Treadwell
The Illinois high school product is the No. 1 receiver on the board, the top prospect from his state and is currently looking at a wide range of options with about a month to go on the signing-day clock.
Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and Ole Miss are all in the running, but reports have the young man connected to Miami as well, and there's no telling if another team could jump into the mix also.
Treadwell and Ricky Seals-Jones, the Texas A&M recruit, have battled for months and have gone back-and-forth in the top receiver spot in the minds of talent evaluators across the country, but Treadwell takes the cake in almost all venues.
With Jones-Seals not playing in this game, he'll be the top talent on display without much doubt, so be sure to find him on the outside when these QB's decide to go to the air.
LB Reuben Foster
Foster has been committed to both Alabama and Auburn during his high school career, but now he's facing the reality of having up to six schools still in the mix for his services.
Besides those two still being in the mix, Foster has Washington, Georgia, LSU and Miami on the board with official visits lined up well after the conclusion of this week's UA game, as reported by Wesley Sinor of AL.com.
The dynamic inside linebacker would be a fit at any of the programs, but has a daughter and family to worry about when making his decision. It appears it's going to come down to the wire with Foster, but that won't stop us from enjoying his playmaking ability on Friday.
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