Standout Summers talks about LSU

There are so many talented receivers left on LSU's recruiting board that it would be hard for the Tigers to come up empty in filling those spots.

Some of the nation's finest wide outs have LSU in their top five and one the coaches are in hot pursuit of is Olive Branch (Miss.) standout Markeith Summers.

Summers, a 6-1, 192-pounder with 4.6 speed, is a good looking wide out that has a knack for making the big play. As a senior he caught only 20 passes but they covered 632 yards and 13 of them went for touchdowns. This was the second consecutive year that he averaged over 30 yards a reception.

Most of the schools in the SEC have offered Summers a scholarship but he has six that he is still interested in and five of them will get official visits.

"In January, I'm going to Alabama (1/13), Florida (1/20) and Mississippi State (1/27)," Summers told Tiger Rag. "I've got one in the works with LSU for January 6th and I'm going to Ole Miss but I don't know the date. I'm also looking at Tennessee but I don't think I'll be able to visit."

LSU offensive line coach Stacey Searels is recruiting Summers and he is doing his best to let the standout receiver know that he is the type of player the Tigers are looking for.

"He says he really wants me to play for him and that I can be an impact player for them," said Summers. "I think if I went to LSU I would have a great opportunity to play as a freshman. That is why I like them so much."

Another reason Summers lists LSU as one his finalist is because he feels that he would fit in nicely in the Tigers' passing game.

"They like to throw the ball a lot and they will let the receivers go up and make a play," he said. "That is what I do best. You just throw it up and let me make the play."

Searels is going to be making an in-home visit on Thursday and he is hoping to get a combo deal out of the Summers' household.

The Tigers are also recruiting Markeith's brother, Anthony, for free safety and there is a chance they will sign with the same school although that is not a top priority.

"We don't talk about it much because he has to do what is best for him and so do I," Markeith said. "I know we are looking at a lot of the same schools but that doesn't mean much."

Markeith said his brother also plans to visit LSU but he was not aware if the date had been set.

For more on Markeith and Anthony Summers be sure to check back on Friday for Tiger Rag's Tiger Wrap.

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