RECRUITING: OU makes Mississippi WRs top three

Olive Branch, Miss. receiver Markeith Summers talks about his game and interest in Oklahoma.


Talks about an athlete. Markeith Summers is a tremendous wide receiver prospect who catches passes from his older brother Anthony, who is also a prime-time recruit.

Summers also dabbles at tight end, strong safety and he returns both punts and kicks. Summers goes into his senior year as a three-year starter. Last season, he hauled in 21 passes for 640 yards and seven touchdowns.

"My size is a big advantage for me because there are not many people with my size that can run like I can," said Summers. "When I line up at tight end a linebacker can't hold me.. That is always an advantage for me."

Summers can bench 230 pounds, squats 400 and he posted a 38-inch vertical jump. In track, Summers runs the 200M/23.0, the 4X100 and 4X200 running as the third leg.

Summers has been to the Ole Miss, Michigan State, Alabama and Mississippi State summer camps, and he is still formulating plans for this summer. Right now Tennessee and Auburn are on the schedule.

Anthony is also getting recruited and the Summers combo is one of the best in the country, but this upcoming senior season may be their last together.

"I never really think about it because we have been playing on the same teams since seventh grade," said Summers. "At first, I never played on offense, I just played in the secondary. Then in ninth grade, I started to play on offense and we are a pretty good combination. We have talked about going to school together, but it really doesn't matter. It is not something that has to happen for us."

At this point, Summers has seven scholarship offers and he is beginning to get serious about recruiting.

"I am not really thinking about recruiting that much," said Summers. "I am just trying to concentrate on our offense for next season. I have been offered by Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Auburn, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Maryland and LSU. I would have to say that LSU is my favorite right now with Oklahoma and Nebraska right behind them.

"I was real surprised, but happy when Oklahoma offered. Since they have offered I have been thinking hard about them."

Markeith has a twin sister, Markedia, and he just took the ACT for the first time recently. Markeith says his brother Anthony has been offered by all the same schools except Oklahoma.

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