Another Olive Branch prep grabbing NU's eye

Nebraska is continuing their search from 2004 in looking for the best athletes available to field on the football team. One such prospect has been identified as the brother of a prospect we've spoken to earlier with just as much potential and athletic ability. Just who is this sibling star and where does Nebraska stand on his big board?

Anthony Summers is the man with a spotlight attached to him. He quarterbacks the very talented 2005 Olive Branch High School squad out of Mississippi and, much like brother Markeith, is garnering a lot of attention early on. He stands 6' 3", weighs 200 pounds and runs a 4.56 40 yard dash making him an ideal scrambler in the pocket. He benches 230 pounds, squats 450 pounds and cleans 250 pounds. He scored a 17 on his initial ACT try and plans to retake it to better his score. He was named Region MVP while going 56 of 115 passes for 1,032 yards and 15 touchdowns while adding 583 yards on 113 carries for 15 touchdowns on the ground. He is currently holding offers from Ole Miss, MSU, Auburn, Alabama, Ohio State and Tennessee and Nebraska. He cites his strong points as his speed, his aggressiveness and his ability to hit hard when playing defense.

Summers doesn't claim allegiance to any particular school as a youth, but he's quickly developing an enjoyment for programs showing him the love. Interestingly enough, when the Nebraska Cornhuskers came calling, the Big Red felt that the fleet-footed QB from Olive Branch might be better served on another unit entirely. "I liked it (the Nebraska offer) because they told me I was guaranteed I can play on defense, that's all I wanted to hear," said Summers. Nebraska projects Anthony as a free safety or strong safety. Said Summers, "They had the number one recruiting class last year and they told me about all the good opportunities I had to come down there and play."

The Nebraska offer has jolted the Cornhuskers ahead a bit according to Anthony, but there's one school that's currently leading the pack in a big way. "Nebraska's third to Ole Miss and Auburn. Ole Miss is kind of way ahead because I've been down there to see the campus," he said. The Cornhuskers aren't taking the situation lying down, though as they've been after Summers as aggressively as possible in terms of communication. "They send me letters and I talked to Kevin Cosgrove. He's really laid back," said Summers. In talking about some of the major factors that would go into the final decision, Anthony said, "How far it is from where I play and what I would major in. I want to coach when I'm done." Summers cited the Mountain West region as an area too far away and states that Nebraska is still in the game.

Anthony doesn't have any visits set up as of yet but said he would very much enjoy making it up to Lincoln for Nebraska's April 16th Spring Game. Much like Markeith, Anthony happens to have a connection to NU with a sophomore runningback. "I know Brandon Jackson, he was really cool guy, no smack talking," said Summers. When asked about what Nebraska brings to the table overall as a program for him, he said, "I just like the way they play defense, they're hard nosed and I like that, I feel I'd fit in really well."

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