Summers Staying Busy

Greensboro (NC) Page standout James Summers is ready to make the most of his senior season, and the NC State commitment talks with Pack Pride about how he believes his team has a chance to have a special year.

Your senior year of high school is supposed to be one of the most exciting years of your life up to that point and James Summersis ready to make the most of his.

The 6-3, 196-pound quarterback from Greensboro (NC) Page has more to look forward to than most in his class. Summers will lead his high school team from behind center on the field this fall and the following season he'll be moving to Raleigh to enroll at NC State, where he will join Tom O'Brien's football program.

An early commitment, Summers is still on board with the Pack -- though he did admit to Pack Pride that some schools haven't backed off.

"Some schools are still trying to get in my ear," Summers admitted. "They're sending me letters and things like that. (North) Carolina's still recruiting. Auburn sends me letters. I haven't gotten as much from East Carolina and Clemson but they're still sending little things. Tennessee too.

"I'm still pretty solid though. I might take a couple of visits but I don't know where yet."

NC State's coaches have told Summers he can start off at quarterback when he arrives next summer. If he does fine at the position he'll stay there. Summers is open to moving to wide receiver if he thinks that's his best chance of getting on the field.

So what is Summers up to these days?

"Things are going pretty good. We're doing a lot of 7-on-7s and working out. We've got practices and stuff like that. We've had the Torry Holt Tournament at Eastern Guilford and we had one at Page. There have been more where you go to one team's home and then they come to us.

"I'm making much better decisions this year so far. I feel like I'm doing better at that."
Mike Reed is Summers' lead recruiter for the Pack.

"We've got a pretty good relationship," he continued. "I call him whenever I have questions or whenever I need something.

"It's been a little while since I've visited. I plan on going up there and showing my face soon. I want to go to a practice or something."

Summers is optimistic about Page's team this fall. In fact, he said they're, "Looking like state champs," with 19 starters and 23 seniors returning.

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