If you saw the football preview special section in Sunday's Oklahoman, you probably noticed that the high school sports staff released its preseason edition of the Super 30 list, ranking the top recruits in the 2014 recruiting class.
The list stopped at 30, but it easily could have been a Super 50.
The strength of the class at the top — with guys such as Jenks' Steven Parker, Norman North's David Cornwell, Douglass' Deondre Clark, Edmond Santa Fe's Justice Hansen and others — is better than normal. But the depth of the class is mind-blowing.
A few years back, when we first decided to start the Super 30, we settled on stopping the list at 30, because that was right around the mark for an average year in the state.
It seemed like the perfect number, allowing us to include a legitimate group of Division I prospects while not watering down the list with fringe players who probably weren't going to get that D-I shot.
But here we are in August and at least 40 high school prospects already have Division I (either FBS or FCS) scholarship offers, and 23 of them are verbally committed to college programs.
At this time of year, the Super 30 usually includes a few fliers in the last five spots — guys who are getting good reports from scouts and college coaches, but haven't landed an offer yet.
Not this year. The only player on the list without an offer was Guthrie athlete Kai Callins, a player who has top-15 talent but is coming off an ACL injury. Based on his movement in Friday night's scrimmage, showing the ability to cut quickly on the surgically repaired knee, he's on pace for the type of year that will bring the D-I offers many expect.
Wagoner running back Lawrence Evitt got bumped off in the latest revision of the Super 30, though he's clearly D-I material after his 2,980-yard season.
Players like D'Angelo Brewer of Tulsa Central, who is committed to Tulsa as a running back, and 6-foot-5, 280-pound Louisiana-Monroe commit Keaton Baggs of Broken Arrow didn't even crack the list. In a normal year, they'd be top 20.
Others like Tre Betts of Sand Springs and Tyler Sipe at Norman North are starting to gather offers, but there are just too many players above them for them to shine through as a top-30 guy.
This is the time of year when under-the-radar prospects begin to gather attention.
Tulsa Union running back Justin Silmon could be one of those guys after the 190-pounder's impressive showing in the scrimmage at Mustang last week.
Speaking of Mustang, the Broncos have a pair of linemen — 6-foot-5, 295-pound Tristan Hill on offense and 6-foot, 280-pound Xavier Whitehead on defense — who will catch some looks once their senior game tape begins to circulate.
Don't forget the small-school guys who occasionally break through. Dibble's Tazden Jevons is the perfect example. The 220-pound linebacker prospect already has New Mexico in pursuit, and more could come as he shows his ability against a tough 2A schedule.
And there's probably a dozen or more other players in the 2014 class who will be in serious contention for a Division I opportunity.
Probably a few we don't even know about yet. The next Super 30 update will come between the end of the season and signing day in February. We might need to make it a Super 75 by then.