Summers Receives Tar Heel Offer

While visiting North Carolina on Saturday, James Summers received his first scholarship offer.

"It was exciting," Summers said. "It feels pretty good. They showed me a lot of love to offer me. It makes me feel more confident about myself."

Summers, a 6-foot-2, 196-pounder, has started at quarterback for Greensboro (N.C.) Page since his sophomore season. UNC is recruiting him as a quarterback/athlete.

"I'd go in as a quarterback and if that doesn't work, I'll be moved somewhere else," Summers said. "I just want to get on the field. [The position] doesn't matter to me – I just want to help out the team."

Butch Davis delivered the news of the offer to Summers.

"They brought me up to Coach Davis' office after I signed in," Summers said. "He talked to me and my mom. He was saying how he really wanted me to come to Carolina and that they liked me. And then he was like ‘You have a scholarship to North Carolina if you would like to come here.'"

Davis also discussed UNC in general.

"He talked about the love around Carolina – how the coaches make sure they take care of you," Summers said. "He also talked about the academic side of the school."

After meeting with Davis, Summers, a UNC basketball fan, took in his second live Tar Heel basketball game.

"The atmosphere was pretty wild," Summers said. "A lot of alumni come and see the game. It wasn't as rowdy as [the UNC-NC State basketball game I attended a couple of weeks ago], but it was close to it."

Summers' visit, which was his second to the campus in less than a month and fifth total, also incorporated a campus tour.

"It's a nice campus to be around," Summers said. "It's fairly big, but it doesn't seem too hard to get to your classes. You can find your way around pretty easily."

Prior to the offer, Summers listed UNC and NC State as his co-leaders. That's no longer the case.

"Everything has made my feelings more towards North Carolina," Summers said. "That could always change. But right now, my feelings are more towards North Carolina."

Summers is unsure when he'll make a verbal commitment.

Since the end of the football season, UNC is the only school Summers has visited. Now focused on his basketball playoffs, Summers doesn't have any upcoming visits planned. He does, though, figure to camp at Clemson, UNC, and NC State this summer.

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