Recruit Profile: OL Matt Summers-Gavin

It is said that football games are won and lost in the trenches. So it comes as no suprise that the focal point of the 2007 recruiting class is the offensive line. Although this recruiting year is young, there are many names we should start to remember.

Matt Summers-Gavin of St. Ignatius High in San Fransisco (CA) is one of those names to remember come Fall. Summers-Gavin projects as an offensive tackle at 6-4.5 and 275 lbs.

Summers-Gavin has already been in contact with a few members of the Trojan coaching staff, specifically Coach Ruel.

"I actually sent him a couple e-mails, and then I sent my dvd to him. When he received my dvd and watched it, he then invited me to attend Junior Day on April 2 and the Rising Senior Camp in June. He then told my coach he wanted to se up a conference call, and we spoke for a while. He told me that he showed the whole staff my tape and they really enjoyed it."

Summers-Gavin already has plans on attending camps at USC and Cal.

"Coach Ruel said he really wanted me to go to their Rising Senior Camp, and if I do well there could be a scholarship there."

Summers-Gavin did admit that speaking with Coach Ruel moved USC up on his list.

"It definitely moved them up. He seems like a trustworthy guy who likes to get things done."

Although it is early in the recruiting process, Summers-Gavin has done some thinking about narrowing his list of schools.

"I would say USC and Cal are my leaders right now. And I would put USC at high interest right now. I talked to the Cal coach on Friday, and he seems interested as well. But I think I will go on all of my visits to see which place is best for me."

Summers-Gavin is an impressive tackle prospect standing just under 6-5 and 275 lbs, and feels there are a few things that set him apart from his competition.

"I think I have good technique, I get off the ball really well. I also drive my feet well and finish all my blocks. There were some points were I stood a little high, but that will come with time."

Things should start to turn up in the next few months for Summers-Gavin. He recently sent his tapes to colleges and is waiting to hear back from them.


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