2012 Intro: James Summers

GREENSBORO, N.C. --- Inside Carolina profiles junior James Summers, a 6-foot-2, 196-pound quarterback from Page High School.

Scouting Report

"When we're in the spread and we're in the gun, we've got two running backs back there [with Summers at quarterback]," Page coach Kevin Gillespie said. "James is also a good quarterback [that] makes good decisions, so you've got the fear of throwing, too."

Prep Career

Page converted from a pro-I offense in 2009 to more of a spread offense in 2010 to take advantage of Summers' dual threat abilities.

"We're a spread type team – really a version of the multiple I," Gillespie said. "We'll have a fullback from time to time and then we'll take him out and put a wide receiver in and go four wides.

"We have a lot of reads for [Summers], if he reads run, he's going to keep it and run. And then there will be some times where he calls his number to run it."

Summers ended his junior season with 1,623 yards and 21 touchdowns on 102-of-207 passing, and 1,267 yards and 16 touchdowns on 175 rushes.

Recruitment

"Right now, several schools have told me they're going to offer this spring – a lot of ACC schools," Gillespie said. "He's getting letters from Tennessee, UCLA, and Nebraska. Once they get to see his junior tape, I think he's going to be a national [recruit] – that's my opinion based on what other coaches have told me."

Summers says he hears from Duke, UNC, NC State, and UCLA are recruiting him the hardest.

Summers has been a regular on UNC's campus. He attended three football games during the season, camp last summer, and most recently the basketball game against NC State.

"[The most recent visit to UNC] went pretty good," Summers said. "My parents and I went down, talked to the coaches, [and] saw the facilities. We had a pretty good time. I liked the fans – there was a lot of school spirit."

The UNC coaches discussed the possibility of offering Summers.

"They talked about a spring offer," Summers said. "I need to get all my transcripts in and my film, and they'll look at me further."

UNC is recruiting him as a quarterback/athlete.

"If I can't be at quarterback, I'm fine with being somewhere else on the field," Summers said.

Summers, who grew up a UNC basketball fan and NC State football fan, says the visit has "boosted" his feelings towards UNC. However, he doesn't have a clear cut leader.

"I could definitely see myself there," Summers said. "Right now, it's kind of tied with NC State."

Summers has also attended a football game at Duke and a camp at NC State.

Extra Notes

Summers also starts on Page's basketball team where he averages 17 points and 12 rebounds a game.


Video provided by Jason Pughe of AthleteVault.com.


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