Summers has 'great time' camping with Vols

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Much talk has been made of Tennessee's most talented players committing out of state, but at least one Class of 2013 prospect seems adamant about committing to an in-state school, a good sign for Derek Dooley's squad.

Terrence Summers, a 6-foot-2, 265-pound prospect from Springfield (Tenn.) High School, was one of the many recruits in Knoxville for UT's July football camp recently. Tennessee easily cracked his list.

"I'm most interested in Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Tennessee, Tennessee State and that's about it," Summers told InsideTennessee.

The defensive tackle had a "great time" while on The Hill, despite not being at 100 percent. He suffered an injury just before camp that kept him out of contact drills.

"I separated my shoulder last Saturday in Mississippi," Summers said. "It got aggravated again. I sat out for awhile here."

Summers said that a lot of teams from the SEC, ACC and Pac-12 are recruiting him. Vol defensive line coach John Palermo has been the primary recruiter to Summers throughout his process.

With his current frame, Summers looks to be most useful to the Vols as a defensive end in coordinator Sal Sunseri's scheme. He will have to make a slight switch to join the Tennessee defense, as he's run the more common 4-3 system at Springfield High.

In 2011, Springfield reached the TSSAA Class 5A state playoffs but fell in the opening round to Hendersonville 55-22, finishing with a record of 6-5.

The Yellow Jackets strap on the pads for a road contest versus Greenbrier on Aug. 17.


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