Vandy visits Summers

Michael Summers is a 6-1, 190 pound ATH from Statesboro High School (GA) and he currently holds three offers from Duke, Pittsburgh, and South Carolina State. During the spring evaluation period, the talented junior recently received a visit from Vanderbilt.

"Vanderbilt visited me a couple of weeks ago," said Summers. "They told my coach that they were really interested in me and that they liked my film. They said that they were going to give my film to the head coach [Franklin] and that they would come back with a decision because they really want to offer me."

Summers likes a lot about Vanderbilt and he's already started to build a relationship with the coaching staff.

"I like the academics at Vanderbilt and I feel like they are on the rise," he said. "I also like that they are in the SEC because it is one of the great powerhouse conferences in the nation. I like their coaching staff too."

Last season Summers played on both sides of the ball and ended up with over 1,100 yards and ten touchdowns. Many schools are looking at him at wide receiver but there isn't a lot of film of him catching the ball. Summers recently attended the Badger Sports South Showcase and proved that he can catch the football by winning the WR MVP award there.

Many schools want him to come to camp this summer to see him catch the ball. However, the schools that have gone ahead and pulled the trigger have made an impression on Summers, especially Duke.

"I really don't have any favorites but I really like Duke," he said. "They were my first offer and they have been showing me interest since my sophomore year. They have a really good group of coaches and I really like the family atmosphere at Duke."

Despite not having any favorites, Summers is matching each school with three specific things that he is looking for.

"I'm looking for academics, a great tradition, and a program that is on its way to the top and gets better as the years go by," Summers said.

Summers has already visited a few schools and plans on visiting some more this summer. Time is of the essence as he plans on making decision sometime soon.

"I've been to Duke, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, and Kentucky so far," he said. "I'm not sure where I am going to go next. I think a visit [to Vanderbilt] could happen very soon. I plan on making my decision sometime during the summer. Once I make my decision I plan on shutting it down and focusing on the season."

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