Summers Commits!

Greensboro (NC) Page standout quarterback James Summers has reached a decision. Holding offers from NC State, North Carolina, Clemson, and East Carolina, Summers committed to the Wolfpack last night.

Greensboro (NC) Page standout quarterback James Summers has reached a decision. Holding offers from NC State, North Carolina, Clemson, and East Carolina, Summers committed to the Wolfpack last night.

"James committed to NC State last night," said Page High head coach Kevin Gillespie. "He loves the school and loves the program. That's always where he wanted to go. It's a good fit for him."

In 2010, Summers led Page to a 10-3 record, accounting for 2,890 yards of total offense and 36 touchdowns (21 passing, 16 rushing).

"I started playing quarterback my freshman year when I was the backup and I also played receiver," Summers previously told Pack Pride. "The hard part of transitioning all the way to quarterback was getting all the fundamentals right with my mechanics and footwork. Making plays I could do, and as far as knowing where everybody has to be and the plays, that came easy to me too.

"I grew up more playing basketball and focusing on that. I wasn't even going to play football in high school, but I chose to do it and now I have some scholarship offers."

The 6-foot-3, 195-pounder is an explosive athlete capable of playing quarterback, wide receiver, or defensive back.

"The NC State coaches told me they are recruiting him as an athlete, but they haven't ruled out quarterback," said coach Gillespie. "But, most schools were recruiting him as an athlete."

According to coach Gillespie, Summers held offers from NC State, North Carolina, Clemson, and East Carolina when he picked the Wolfpack.

A unique in-state recruit, he actually grew up a UNC basketball fan but a NC State football fan. How did that happen?

"Everybody was a Carolina basketball fan and growing up that was easy for me," he said. "I've always played basketball and still do, so it was easy to root for Carolina.

"In football I didn't have a true favorite until about my eighth grade year when I had started playing football. For me it was State, that was my team. I've always liked them in football... Russell [Wilson] definitely caught my attention too. I just liked how he makes game-changing plays. People see how he is a running quarterback, and maybe wondered if he could play like that in college, but he stood up to his challenge. He extends plays and uses his feet when he needs too, but he can pass it."

Summers is NC State's third commitment in the 2012 class, joining in-state safety Josh Sessoms and Marietta (GA) cornerback Niles Clark.

Pack Pride will have more from Summers on his decision in the near future so stay tuned!


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