Summers-Gavin ready to narrow his list

Scout.com's No.29 rated offensive lineman Matt Summers-Gavin of St. Ignatius College Prep (San Francisco, Calif.) has been quietly going about his business and his hard work is paying off. The standout lineman has nearly twenty scholarship offers and he could add another soon.

Notre Dame hasn't offered many offensive lineman, and with James Wilson recently picking USC over the Irish, Matt Summers-Gavin (6-4.5, 275-pounds) could be the next in line to receive an invitation.

"I talked with coach Latina on Sunday for about 30 minutes," Summers-Gavin responded when asked about his contact with the Notre Dame coaches. "We just talked about personal stuff, what type of player I am, what type of person I am and what I'm doing.

"It was a really good conversation. I thought he was a real down to earth guy. He gave me good insight about the opportunities at Notre Dame. He seems like a guy that likes to get after it. He was telling me about the strength and conditioning coach. He said the offensive linemen are the hardest working guys on the team.

"I spoke with coach Polian yesterday and he asked me how my conversation went with coach Latina," Summers-Gavin explained. "I told him if they were to offer they had a good shot at making my top-five or eight schools. I know the kid out of Florida just committed to USC, so I think that may have opened a spot for me. I'm thinking I should hear some good news pretty soon."

If the Irish do offer they will join a fairly crowded room. Matt has scholarship offers from most of the Pac-10 schools, Nebraska, Georgia Colorado, Oklahoma, Virginia, San Diego State, Purdue, UNLV, Northwestern and Boston College.

"I've got about twenty offers right now," Matt said. "I'm still wide open. I've got a week off and I'm going to get together with my coach and my parents so I can start narrow it down. I'll go off academics, athletics what type of offense the team runs. My coach has seen me develop and I think he'll a good idea of whether I fit into a schools offense. I'd like to go to a school that has a balanced offense.

"Just before the start of my season I'll have it down. I really only want to focus on a small number of schools. I don't want twenty or thirty schools calling me. I need to focus on academics and focus on my senior year. This is my last year of high school football and I want to go out with a bang. I don't want to have more than I need on my plate so I'm going to narrow it down to five or eight."


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