Summers drops in on Tigers

The LSU coaching staff was working overtime this weekend getting the Tigers prepared for their Peach Bowl battle with Miami and hosting recruits for their official visit.

One of the recruits that was in attendance was Olive Branch (Miss.) free safety prospect Anthony Summers and he took a little time on Sunday evening to talk about the trip with Tiger Rag.

"It went great," Summers said. "It really was a good trip. We had a lot of fun and got to see a lot of stuff."

The "we" Summers is referring to is his brother Markeith along with his good friend and teammate Allen Walker.

"We all enjoyed it a lot," Anthony said. "We talked about it some on the way home and talked about how we could all see ourselves at LSU."

LSU receiver Dwayne Bowe hosted Anthony over the weekend and he gave him a good idea of what it was like to live in Baton Rouge and play for the Tigers.

"He (Bowe) came from out-of-state too and he said he likes it over there a lot," Anthony said. "We did stuff all weekend from watching the team to practice, to going out and then just chilling with some of the players."

Getting the chance to watch the team practice and prepare for the Hurricanes was a treat in itself because it allowed the recruits to see the coaches do what they do best—coach.

"After talking to the coaches for so long it was cool to see them out there coaching and preparing the team," Anthony said. "I got to see just how intense it is at the college level. Even though they weren't in full pads the coaches were pretty intense."

Anthony paid special attention to LaRon Landry because if he chose to sign with the Tigers he would be one of the guys in line to take over the free safety spot when Landry moves on.

"When I talked to coach Miles he said that I was the guy that could come in and help the team out right away," Anthony said. "They don't know if he (Landry) is going to leave or not but if he does then they need someone to take his place."

This was Anthony's first official visit and he said now he will be able to compare the other schools to LSU. He said he was impressed with what the Tigers had to offer but he wants to see how his other five finalists stack up before he names a leader.

"This visit was a "10", he said. "There was not anything I didn't like about it. I need to go to Ole Miss (1/13), Florida (1/20), Mississippi State (1/27), Memphis and maybe Alabama to see what they have to offer and to compare it to LSU. Then I should know where I want to go."

Editor's Note: Tiger Rag put in calls to Markeith Summers and to Allen Walker to get their reactions from the trip and as soon as we get in touch them we will give you the lowdown on their visit as well.

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