By USA TODAY High School Sports | November 9, 2016 11:38 am ET
Shawnee (Okla.) center Creed Humphrey is a dominant force on the offensive line, a position that typically doesn’t get a lot of recognition.
For Humphrey, though, that wasn’t the case Wednesday, as he was given his honorary U.S. Army All-American Bowl jersey at a ceremony at his school as part of the Selection Tour presented by American Family Insurance.
“I’m excited to get this award,” Humphrey said. “It’s a huge honor.”
The Army All-American Bowl is scheduled for Jan. 7 in San Antonio.
“I’ll definitely be playing against the top players in the country in this game, so I’ll definitely see what the elite level looks like,” he said.
Beyond that, Humphrey, an Oklahoma commit, indicated that some close family friends are in the military, which only adds to the excitement of being able to play in front of service members.
It will be his last chance to play competitive high school football before joining Bob Stoops’ team.
But before arriving in Norman, Humphrey hopes the experience in San Antonio will give him and his future Sooners teammates a chance to build some team chemistry.
“We have a couple other OU commits at the game, so I’m looking forward to spending time with them and building relationships with those guys before we get on campus,” he said.
“I’m expecting to help the team in any way possible. I have the ability to learn fast, I’m physical, and I give full effort every play.”