Summers Adding Offers

NC State is showing heavy interest in Statesboro (GA) athlete Michael Summers. Pack Pride breaks down his interest in the Wolfpack.

Statesboro, Ga., standout Micheal Summers is a versatile athlete that NC State has high on their recruiting radar.

At 6-2 and 190-pounds, Summers has run the 40-yard dash in 4.34 seconds. That kind of speed is something you just can't teach.  It's also something that has coaches from all over taking notice, including NC State.

"I've been communicating with Coach Everette (Sands). He's the running backs coach and my recruiting coach for this area. I know they're really interested and would like for me to come up to their camp," Summers told Pack Pride recently.

Is that a camp he will be attending?

"Honestly, I'm not sure. I'll be extremely busy with a lot of different camps but I'm not sure what my schedule looks like yet. Whether I go or not, NC State is definitely a school I'm interested in. They're in the ACC and they have a good academic program. I love their football program."

While NC State hasn't yet offered Summers, an offer could go out if he makes it to camp and impresses. Even if he doesn't camp there's still a chance an offer could come later on, of course.

Different schools are recruiting Summers to play different positions. For example, Grambling and South Carolina State have offered him as an athlete, as has Duke. Pittsburgh recently offered him as a cornerback. That got Summers pretty excited.

"There aren't that many 6'1 corners that can run so I loved hearing that," he said. "I can move and I have good hips so that gives me an advantage playing corner. I can cover taller receivers so I like it."

Pitt is a school that has made a big impression on Summers in a short amount of time.

"I like their tradition. They produced Tony Dorsett and I really like the fact that they're a winning program. They've won the Big East and they have nine national championships."

Summers said NC State is definitely a school he'll be looking at going forward, but much of what happens between the Pack and Summers simply hinges on whether NC State's coaches decide to offer.

He went on to say he "definitely" wants to make a decision before the season starts and he's not leaning toward any school in particular.

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