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Offers for NorCal stud climbing more on the way

Like Ole Man River the offers keep rolling along for offensive tackle Matt Summers-Gavin (6-5, 271, 5.1) from San Francisco (Calif.) St. Ignatius. He is up to seven offers and by the looks of things his scholie opportunities could be in the double figures in the very near future.
"I received a written offer from Oregon," Summers-Gavin said. "I now officially have seven offers with Georgia, Nebraska, Arizona State, Washington, Cal, and Colorado. I'm still wide open with my college choices."
"Brian Polian from Notre Dame came by my school on Thursday and watched me practice," Summers-Gavin said. "Then I talked to him on the phone and he feels I'm the top offensive lineman on the West Coast. He said he'll be meeting with the other coaches on Tuesday and then they'll let me know if they're offering."
"I also spoke with Rich Olson from Miami and the coaches will be meeting Monday (May 22nd), then they'll get back to me," Summers-Gavin said. "Pete Carroll and Pat Ruel will be coming from USC at the end of this week to watch me practice as well."
"Oregon should be by again," Summers-Gavin said. "I'm real excited to have all this attention and I use it as a motivation to get better."
"I'll be going to the Cal camp (one day) on June 4th and the USC camp either the one day or the Rising Senior," Summers-Gavin said. "Those are the only two that are for sure."
"I still might go to one or more camps and take some unofficial visits," Summers-Gavin said. "But that's still up in the air."
Summers-Gavin has the size and frame that the D-I school are looking for. He's also very aggressive and physical as he had approximately 100 pancake blocks as a junior. He also has an excellent first step and has pretty good technique.
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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