SAN ANTONIO - With an unprecedented number of committed players arriving at this year's U.S. Army All-American game, a premium is being placed on those who have yet to make their decision.
One of the most highly ranked among those players is Muskogee, Okla. four-star receiver Jameel Owens. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound receiver originally planned to make his announcement during the game.
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However, that seems to no longer be taking place.
"I'm still going to visit Tennessee and Florida in January," Owens said.
For now though Owens is simply concerned about enjoying himself during the NBC nationally televised game on Saturday at 1 p.m. eastern.
"It's an honor to be here. I'm looking forward to having some fun. It's a nice hotel, I'm not used to this kind of stuff, I'm going to soak it all in," he said. "I just want to go and prepare and practice, and represent Oklahoma and Muskogee."
As an Oklahoma high school athlete, Owens had to forfeit participation in track and baseball as a senior to play in the All-American game.
"It's hard not to go back and play baseball, I've been playing baseball a long time," he admitted. "My heart is with football though. I'm just going to go back and get my grades together and try and focus on getting ready for college."