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High school insider: No rest for state's top prospects

With elite camps, tournaments and college visits, the top Oklahoma high school athletes have been all over the place this summer.
By Robert Przybylo Modified: August 15, 2010 at 8:05 pm •  Published: August 15, 2010

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."

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