The Deuce Is Loose

Lavelle Summerlin, Class of 2011, in suburban Atlanta Milton High School is a hard hitting cornerback, who has got the eye of many football experts. He was among an impressive group of football players that visited Georgia Tech for Junior Day last week.

Lavelle Summerlin - Profile

Although you live in the Atlanta area, you didn't seem to know much about Georgia Tech before the Junior Day visit?

"That's true. I saw a lot that I liked. Truthfully, I wasn't really into Tech before the visit, but it (Junior Day) really opened my eyes. I really liked those dorm rooms (former Olympic Village), where four guys can each have their own room."

Do you have any other Junior Day plans?

"I'm told Georgia's going to have another Junior Day and I'm looking forward to that."

Do you have any one team that you follow?

"I moved here when I was two years old and have always been a (University of) Georgia fan. Plus my mom knows some of the current players' moms."

Has anyone given you a written offer?

"Not yet, but my coach has talked with the folks at Georgia, and I've also heard from Western Kentucky. Alabama, Tennessee and Virginia Tech."

Where did Georgia Tech fit in to all this?

"I've talked with Coach Buzz (Al Preston) and Coach (Charles) Kelly at Junior Day. My coach had a tape of me, and I think they liked what they saw."

What did you think about the combine?

"It was my first experience, so I was a little nervous. But, it was a real eye opener to see some of the other talent there from around the Southeast."

You played running back before you transferred from Roswell High School to Milton last year?

"Yes sir. I enjoyed running back and would play either in college. But, at corner, I get to hit people and I really like that."

You're known for your hard hitting and the scouts say you play bigger than your 5'9" and 180 pounds.

"I would play wherever I could help my college team. But, I do like cornerback."

How will you go about deciding where to go?

"My mom's a single mother. I think I'd like to stay close to home."

You wear #2 and they have dubbed you "Deuce". So, for the time being, it appears the Deuce is loose.

"I guess that's true." Top Stories