Micheal Summers' Commit Goes Way Back

Wide receiver Micheal Summers is the latest commitment to the Yellow Jackets for the class of 2012, and the fact that his ties with the coaching staff go way back is reason to believe that his stance on attending Georgia Tech won't change.

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"(Head coach) Paul Johnson recruited my father when he was at Georgia Southern, so we have known him for a really long time," Summers said. "As a matter of fact, most of the coaches on the staff at Georgia Tech have known my family since my dad was in college, so that's been an advantage."

During his freshman year at Benedictine Military School in Savannah (he later transferred to Statesboro High School), Summers met Coach Lamar Owens, who became his recruiting coach. Although he has had contact with most of the Tech coaching staff during his high school career, Summers stayed closest with Owens, and the two have always stayed in touch.

Then yesterday, while he was on campus for a camp, Summers received an offer from Johnson, and that thrilled him so much that he committed almost immediately.

"The program, their history, the fact that it's not far away from home, and knowing that they're always contending to win the ACC and even the national title – those all drew me to Georgia Tech," Summers said. "It's great that I can get an Ivy League education in the ACC."

Johnson told Summers that he will likely be a wide receiver in the Yellow Jackets' system, which he says he has embraced. Running the wishbone offense in high school has made the senior out of Statesboro feel like he can be a playmaker in the Tech offense.

"I'm physical and I bring a lot of blocking to the table, so I look forward to playing receiver," Summers said. "Hopefully someday, I can elevate my skills to the level of Demaryius Thomas or the other big- name Tech receivers."

Having played receiver, running back and quarterback in his high school's offense, Summers appears to be a do-it-all kind of player that has a very good chance to shine in the Georgia Tech offense.

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