There's no doubt there's plenty of high-level soccer talent in the Coastal Empire and Low Country.
Nearly 20 teams from the area reached at least the state quarterfinals of the GHSA and SCHSL playoffs this season.
This weekend, the area's top talent will show off their skills at the 9th Annual Specialty Sports All-Star Soccer Games this Saturday at Calvary Day School.
"You're going to see the best talent on the boys and girls side," says organizer and former Windsor Forest head coach, Cam Turner. "We've got 130 players from all these schools that are the best of the best coming out to play."
How much talent will be on the field? According to Turner, 27 college coaches have already confirmed their attendance just to get a glimpse at any potential recruits. Turner says the college scouts are blown away by the players' skill level.
"They didn't know we had this kind of talent," he said. "Bottom line is we only have a select few teams that move on out of the area to play in the top level tournaments they see, but when they see the players in a competition like this, they're overwhelmed."
For some of the players, it's a chance to play one final game at the high school level. For others, it's an opportunity to get noticed against the best players the Coastal Empire and Low Country have to offer.
"It's actually a privilege to be able to play with many of my teammates and players from other schools," said Windsor Forest junior forward, Johan Anguiano. "It's really fun."
Everything kicks off at Calvary Day's Specialty Sports Complex at 11:00 a.m. with the girls games before the boys take the field at 3:00 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for kids.