The Georgia Southern Eagles have added a commitment from a former in-state Power 5 conference team. On Monday, Georgia Southern confirmed the addition of former Georgia Tech wide receiver Micheal Summers.
Summers, a redshirt senior, joins the Eagles as a graduate transfer and will be eligible to play immediately while entering a Master’s program on campus.
“It means the world to me to be able to come back to my hometown and play for the school that I grew up watching,” Summers said in a statement, via NBC Sports. “Being a positive role model for the youth in Statesboro means the most to me because when I graduated from Statesboro High and went up to Atlanta and Georgia Tech, not a day went by that I didn’t think about my family back home. I’m just so excited to enroll at Georgia Southern, start the Master’s program and be an Eagle.
“I’m a lot more mature than I was coming out of high school, so I know what to expect when it comes to being focused and attentive in terms of the option offense. My goal is to be consistent on the field and to build relationships with Favian Upshaw and Kevin Ellison, as well as the receivers like BJ Johnson and Montay Crockett. I just want to get there and get to know everyone and bring what I have to offer to Georgia Southern.”
It will be great for the Statesboro native to return home for his final year of college eligibility. Before leaving Georgia Tech last season, Summers was No. 2 on the team in receiving.
Summers should be able to make an immediate impact.
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