Durrell Summers, the No. 13 ranked player in the class of 2007, is quickly becoming one of the hottest prospects in the junior class. The 6-foot-4, 170-pound shooting guard from Deporres High School in Detroit, Mich., is starting to see his recruitment reach new heights and the five-star prospect is making sure he gets out and sees the best schools in his area.
Summers was one of the bright spots from the class of 2007 over the summer circuit. He showed off his amazing athleticism and deadly shooting range. The coaches seemed to flock to his games as the summer went along. Now a couple of months removed from the national spotlight, Summers is holding offers from some of the best programs in the country.
The state schools - Michigan and Michigan State - have offered as have Syracuse, Kansas, Kentucky and Illinois, says Summers. North Carolina and Wake Forest are very much in the picture, too, he said.
Still taking it all in, Summers said he is open to all comers in the recruiting process. The talented guard recently took in Michigan State's Midnight Madness activities.
"It was really good," Summers said of his time in East Lansing. "That was pretty exciting with all of those people in there and just how loud it was. I know they are pretty happy with the season coming up. The players and the coaches are great there."
Michigan State identified Summers early, he said. Try his freshman year. Rarely has he heard the Breslin Center that loud before.
"I've been up there before during the summer for open gyms and for some games during the summer but I've never heard it that loud before," Summers said.
Summers has kept his visits local, also making a stop or two to the University of Michigan.
"I've been to Michigan as well for some games this year. I haven't been able to play in the open gyms with them because I've been down with a hurt ankle, Summers said. "I like what I've seen so far from them."
The state schools are working hard to keep one of the top homegrown prospects around but Summers said he's not in a rush to decide. But he does know what he's looking for.
"I'm looking for a place with great coaches and where the players get along with each other and where they gel with the staff," Summers said. "I want to find a school with good surroundings, place where I can fit into academically and socially. Playing time will be something as well."
Playing time is on his mind as the high school season approaches. Summers said he's looking forward to hitting the hardwood and testing out the skills he learned over the summer.
Durrell Summers VideoClick "This year I'm hoping for a better season and I'm working as hard as I can to be the best player out there," Summers said. "I want to be able to help my team wing by being involved on every play and working my hardest to be the best no matter if I have a good game or a bad game. I don't want to be selfish. I always want to help my teammates improve. We have a great chemistry right now and I think that will help us when we are making that run for the state title."Here to view this Link.