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New team phones Summers

A new team has emerged for five-star Lexington
(S.C.) running back
Demetris Summers.
"I got a call from Oklahoma tonight," he said. "That
kind of shocked me. I haven't heard anything from them yet. They just told
me they wanted to see if I'd give them a chance to recruit me and asked me
how I felt about their school. I told them most definitely.
"Just from seeing them on TV all the time, they've
got a real nice offense for a running back. They use them a lot in the
running game and the passing game as well. I like that."
Summers, a member of the
team, is the No. 3 ranked running back in the nation. He's averaged about
200 yards through eight games this season and has more than 8,000 for his
His performance has drawn offers from dozens of
schools, most notably his current top five -- South Carolina, Clemson,
Florida State, Miami and Tennessee. He's not budging on favorites, though.
"I really can't say. It's hard because, just like
today, I hear from somebody like Oklahoma," Summers said. "I guess that's a
good reason to stay open-minded."
Many expect South Carolina to own a slight edge. The
Summers family lives 15 minutes from campus, and his mother has expressed an
interest in seeing him play close to home.
That could also include Clemson, but Summers says
most are pushing him toward the Gamecocks.
"I hear that all the time," he said. "Go to South
Carolina. You gotta go to South Carolina. It's hard to ignore all that, but
I'm 50/50 on those schools. They've both got a chance."
Summers admits he was a Florida State fan growing
up, so the Seminoles have always had a place in his heart. He's also
seriously considering the Volunteers and Hurricanes.
"Those are great programs that play for
championships and run the ball a good bit," he said. "They seem like fun
places to play."
He did, however, note that Tennessee and Miami had
not called as often in recent weeks as they had been.
Summers has been to a pair of South Carolina games (vs. Temple and Mississippi State) on unofficial visits. He was scheduled to attend games at Florida State and Tennessee earlier this season, but was unable to make them. He says possible destinations for the future include Tennessee-South Carolina, Florda-Florida State and Miami-Tennessee.
He has yet to set up his official visits, adding "I'll know more about my favorites after those."