Before the invention of Facebook and Twitter, one of my favorite moments of the first week of school was when the teacher would ask where the students went for summer vacation.
Now, all it takes is a couple of clicks on a computer and you know. But back then, it was a treat to listen to where some of the other students went.
And if you had to do something like that with the top Oklahoma high school athletes for this summer, you'd get a variety of answers and would probably be impressed with their exploits.
Archie Bradley's summer couldn't have turned out any better. The Broken Arrow quarterback began it by committing to Oklahoma for baseball and football.
Then he showed why in a national showcase for football.
Bradley was sensational at the Elite 11 Quarterback Camp in California in July. Reporters said they were most impressed with his outgoing personality off the field and his accuracy on the field.
Most think Bradley is going to find himself drafted next June in the Major League Baseball Draft.
If there was a category of, "Week to never forget," you have to give the edge to Yukon junior football player Derek Deeds.
In late July, it was five straight days of some of best camps in the nation. Three days in Williamsburg, Va., for the Top Gun event and right back home to OU for a two-day National Underclassmen Combine.
"What an amazing and exhausting five days!" Deeds blogged for NewsOK Varsity. "I feel very privileged to have qualified for and attended the FBU Top Gun and NUC Top Prospect camps."
A solid runner-up award goes to Edmond Santa Fe's Ty Hensley. He was a part of the Area Code baseball games less than two weeks ago where the Chicago White Sox, a team full of Oklahoma representatives, won the challenge.
A quick flight home, and there he was this week, battling Paul Bronson for the Wolves' quarterback starting spot.
But nobody got his name out there more than Guthrie football star Kentrell Brothers. He seemed to be on one college visit after another in June and July.
From Washington to Oregon to California to Arizona, Brothers got himself well acquainted with the West Coast.
"You have to go out there and try to market yourself," Brothers said. "You want as many people to see you as possible."
Brothers, loaded with offers, hasn't made a decision, nor has he narrowed his choices.
But nobody is putting on more miles than Edmond Santa Fe track star Gunnar Nixon. It started with a meet in Puerto Rico. From there, he's 'only' gone to Iowa and Kansas for events.
Nixon left for Singapore on Monday and will compete for Team USA in the high jump this week at the first Youth Olympic Games.
Nixon is joined there by three other Oklahomans: Edmond Memorial volleyball star Micha Hancock, Pawhuska discus thrower Sarah Tolson and Norman's Jessica Bead, who is the sole female weightlifter for the US.