Players work hard for four years to get where they are today. However, there are a few that have the chance to be honored as not only the top talent in the state but also as the top talent in the nation.
This week, the names were announced for the 2014 McDonald's All-American Nominees, as there are quite a few names on the list, both men and women.
Although these are just nominations and the selection of players will be trimmed down tremendously to who will represent the East side in the All-American game, it truly is an honor for ones name to be mentioned with some of the best talent around the nation.
Last year, players such as Isaiah Hicks and Kennedy Meeks were selected from North Carolina last year in the McDonald's All-American game.
Here is the list, both men and women, of the players that were nominated this year so far for the 2014 All-American game.
The game will be played April 2, 2014, with the selection of players being made January 29 on ESPN.