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NorCal OL gets SEC offer

Offensive lineman Matt Summers-Gavin (6-5, 271, 5.1) from San Francisco (Calif.) St. Ignatius College Prep is one of the fastest rising linemen on the west coast. He recently received his first offer from Nebraska and hot off the heels of that offer came another very impressive offer.
The Georgia Bulldogs recently viewed Summers-Gavin's DVD and very impressed and have offer the talent player a scholie.
"My first offer from Nebraska was really cool," Summers-Gavin said. "Just to get the recognition of all the hard work that I have put in was very gratifying."
"My offer from Georgia came just as unexpected as Nebraska's," Summers-Gavin said. "I just sent my DVD a few weeks ago and (offensive line) Coach Neil Callaway just saw it yesterday (March 30th) and received an email stating that I had an official offer coming to me in the mail and for me to call Coach Calloway."
"Coach Calloway said that he really enjoyed my tape and that he thinks I'm a very good player," Summers-Gavin said. "He told me about a one-day camp in June and I may end up attending."
"I'm going to USC's junior day this coming weekend," Summers-Gavin said. "I could possibly receive an offer."
"I was told to come in early by Coach Pat Ruel," Summers-Gavin said. "If USC offered they could be tough to beat, but I feel like I want to wait the process out a little bit and weigh my options."
Notre Dame, ASU and Cal are also showing a lot of recruiting interest in Summers-Gavin. He plans on taking in a Cal spring practice next week.
Does Summers-Gavin want to stay and play close to home?
"Distance is definitely not a factor," Summers-Gavin said. "I just want to go to the school that is best for me."
The scouting report on Summers-Gavin is that he has the size and frame that the D-I school covet. He's also very aggressive and physical as he had approximately 100 pancake blocks as a junior. He has an excellent first step and has pretty good technique. He is currently working on staying lower on blocks and the only negative at this time is he plays high, but when he does that it is rare.
As a junior Summers-Gavin earned first-team all-league honors. He was one, of only two underclassmen honored. He also was an all-city selection. He was a participant in the US Army All-American National Combine in San Antonio recently and it was there that he measured 6-foot-4 and half. He also recorded a 4.5 shuttle and had a 26-inch vertical. He has recorded 22 reps of 185 pounds on the bench and a 435-pound squat.
In an earlier interview with St. Ignatius coach Steve Bluford he had the following thing to say about Summers-Gavin.
"Matt is tough, physical, strong and quick. He's our best offensive lineman and is a two-year starter."
"Matt was selected first-team all-league because of his physical play and athleticism," Bluford said. "Plus he's a great kid and a pleasure to coach."
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