WR Prospect And Brother Play On Talented Team

This talented receiver prospect from the Magnolia State, who plays on a team that includes his brother, is already getting major attention from college recruiters.

Olive Branch, Miss.--Olive Branch High School is loaded with Division I football talent for the class of 2006. The AAAAA high school may have as many as five possible D-I players among the upcoming senior class.

One of the most prominent among the group is wide receiver Markeith Summers. The 6-3, 190-pounder with 4.5 speed, whose brother Anthony is also a talented senior and the team's quarterback, is always a deep threat to opposing defenses.

"Well, I started my sophomore year and I had 21 catches for 600 and something yards and four touchdowns," Summers says. "This year I had the same amount of catches, but I had 730 something yards and eight touchdowns."

Summers, who averaged about 32 yards per catch as a junior, also helped his team in other ways as well. "I played a little bit of free safety and I did some kick return and a little bit of punt return," he notes. "I got one punt return that was a fluke punt that went straight up in the air and I just went and got it and took it in from about five or six yards."

His combination of size, speed, athleticism and play-making ability have already gotten Summers some big time offers very early in the recruiting process.

"I have gotten letters from Nebraska, Auburn, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Southern Miss, and just about the whole Southeastern Conference," Summers explains. "I have offers from Nebraska, Auburn, Mississippi State and Ole Miss,"

Mareith Summers

Despite all of that early attention from college recruiters, the talented receiver says that he is focused on other things right now. "I haven't really even thought about college yet," he notes. "I am just concentrating on my senior season."

Still, the upcoming senior says that going to college and playing football with his talented brother is something that has been brought up around the house. "We have talked about it a little bit, but we wouldn't have any problems going to different schools," he explains.

Along with spending the fall on the football field, Summers says that he also enjoys spending the spring months running track at Olive Branch. "I run the 4x100, 4x200, I run the 200 and I long jump," he notes. "My best 200 is like 22-23 seconds and my best long jump is 21 feet."


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