OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. - The prototypical college wide receiver seems to get taller every year. The big wide receiver is in high demand today in football and Markeith Summers fits that mold.
"I would say that even though I'm tall and skinny, I'm pretty physical," Summers said. "I have the ability to stretch the field and I usually draw a double team. My speed really helps me too, not many guys on the high school level are as fast as I am and I use my height when I get matched up with a smaller corner."
As a junior Summers caught 21 passes for 700 yards and seven touchdowns. A two-year starter, Summers was named the best receiver on the team as a junior and earned all-region honors.
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"Right now I would say my top schools are Florida, Miami, LSU and Nebraska," Summers said. "Everyone thinks me and my brother are going to go to the same place and that would be cool, but we are both going to make our own decision and do what's best for us individually."
Summers is ranked as the No. 11 player in the state of Mississippi and the No. 34 wide receiver in the nation by Rivals.com. Summers broke down each of his favorites for Rivals.com.
"Florida, that's the Swamp there," Summers said. "I hear it's pretty crazy down there. I really like the program at LSU and I like how they throw the ball. I like the west coast offense that Nebraska runs."