Leander (Texas) cornerback Martel Summers received rave reviews by coaching staffs at lots of camps this spring. The 6-foot-1, 186-pound defender has impressed with his ability in coverage.
An offer from Northwestern was his first one when it came in June. However, since that time Summers has added one from an in-state program after another solid camp showing.
"I just got an offer from Texas State about a week ago," Summers said on Tuesday evening. "I went to their camp and they offered me after that. I took a little visit there, met all the coaches and all that stuff. So far, that's the only campus I've really toured this whole summer."
Summer has been in contact with other schools as well.
"I've talked to some other coaches," he said. "I went to the Texas camp and the (Texas) A&M camp and UTEP. All those coaches, they said they liked how I performed but they weren't ready to offer just yet. I'm just waiting to hear from all those."
With Northwestern the first school to offer, Summers has remained in contact with his recruiter for the Wildcats, Jerry Brown.
"I actually talked to him today," Summers said. "I guess they were having a coaches' meeting and he wanted me to send them my SAT scores. He should be getting back to me any day to tell me how it went."
Summers has yet to see the Illinois campus but hopes to change that soon.
"I planned on visiting Northwestern this summer but I got caught up with stuff," he said. "We were doing a movie in Victoria so I was there the past two weeks. My brother and I were both cast in a movie and we were on set the last two weeks. We've been traveling a lot too and I've been doing the football camp at my school.
"I'm hoping to maybe take some time out of school and maybe go up there for a couple of days. I'll have to see though. I'll take my official visit up there too."
Summers would prefer to have a college decision made in the near future but does not want to rush into it.
"I would like to commit here soon," he said. "Hopefully by the end of September I'll have a definite choice. My family and my coaches want to me to wait a little to make sure I make the best decision for me and to make sure I have all my options available."
Summers earned unanimous first-team all-district honors as a junior after posting 78 tackles, 10 pass breakups, three interceptions and a fumble recovery.