Micheal Summers may have left Georgia Tech, but the wide receiver hasn’t left the Peach State.
In November of last year, Summers abruptly left the Tech football program during the season; six months later, Georgia Southern confirmed that the receiver has been admitted into grad school — a higher education Master’s program — and will play for the Eagles as a redshirt senior. The grad transfer will be playing his final season of college football in 2016.
Summers grew up in Statesboro, so the move to GSU serves as a homecoming for the 6-1, 200-pound receiver.
“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 sent out by the school. “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.”
Through the first nine games of the 2015 season, Summers was second on the team with 12 receptions before his abrupt departure. His 178 receiving yards were third while his two receiving touchdowns were tied for third at the time.
This past season, Summers started seven of nine games. All told, he started 26 games or the run-heavy Yellow Jackets.
Utah State redshirt freshman wide receiver Josh Davis is in fair condition on Friday, one day after collapsing at spring football practice following sudden cardiac arrest, the university announced.
Davis, initially was listed in critical condition, was breathing on his own. He is in the intensive-care unit at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah.
Davis’ parents arrived in Utah on Thursday evening.
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Davis, who is from Carlsbad, California, collapsed at Merlin Olsen Field and was immediately treated by the training staff, the university said. He was taken to Logan Regional Hospital.
The university said Davis was stabilized in the Logan hospital before being moved to Ogden.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama freshman defensive back Tony Mitchell has been suspended from the team following his arrest on a drug charge.
Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said Monday after the first practice of spring that Mitchell was suspended from the team “and all team activities until we gather more information about the situation and what his legal circumstance is.”
The Holmes County Sheriff’s Office arrested Mitchell and another man, Christophere Lewis, last week on a charge of possession of marijuana with the intent to sell or deliver, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page. Lewis also was charged with carrying a concealed gun without a permit.
“Everybody’s got an opportunity to make choices and decisions,” Saban said. “There’s no such thing as being in the wrong place at the wrong time. You’ve gotta be responsible for who you’re with, who you’re around and what you do, who you associate yourself with and the situations that you put yourself in. It is what it is, but there is cause and effect when you make choices and decisions that put you in bad situations.”
Mitchell, who is from Alabaster, Alabama, was a five-star prospect rated the 34th-best player and No. 3 safety in the 247Composite rankings.
Mitchell was driving the vehicle during a traffic stop. After deputies smelled marijuana, Mitchell picked up a baggie of marijuana from the passenger floorboard, according to the department’s Facebook post.
Sheriff’s deputies found “an additional significant amount of marijuana, a set of scales, a loaded handgun between the passenger seat and center console, and a large amount of cash,” according to the department’s Facebook post.