Totally Focused
Scout.com
National Recruiting Editor
Posted Nov 28, 2006
Allen Wallace, National Recruiting Director TheInsiders.com and SuperPrep.com


"It comes down to three schools for me," said o-liner Matt Summers-Gavin. "Nebraska (first to offer) and Oregon State have pretty much fallen off the board. Neither school communicates with me any more. I went to Oregon State over the summer and it really didn't do it for me. The town is too small. Nebraska is just too different from San Francisco. I get the feeling I'll be bored..."

Four-star offensive lineman Matt Summers-Gavin (6-4, 280, 5.2), from San Francisco St. Ignatius College Prep (Calif.), said California and Notre Dame lead solidly over Oregon, Nebraska and Oregon State. All have offered.

"I'm totally focused on my senior year and playing in the Central Coast Championships," Summers-Gavin said. "I'll think about the recruiting process when the games and holidays are over.

"It comes down to three schools for me. Nebraska (first to offer) and Oregon State have pretty much fallen off the board. Neither school communicates with me any more. I went to Oregon State over the summer and it really didn't do it for me. The town is too small. Nebraska is just too different from San Francisco. I get the feeling I'll be bored.

"I visited the Irish on September 30. The whole trip was exciting. Everyone knows they have a great academic and football program. The thing that stood out during my visit was the school's spirit. My school's motto is 'with and for others,' and it fits Notre Dame. Everyone, from the players and academic staff to the community are so friendly," he said. "Notre Dame has a lot of the same characteristics as my school.

"I was supposed to visit California on November 4, but I had to cancel. I sprained my ankle and couldn't walk on it. I will be rescheduling. My ankle is fine now (didn't lose any playing time) and things are back to normal.

"California and Notre Dame both have strong academic and football programs. They are both impressive and have great traditions. The coaches at both schools are some of the best in the industry. Both training programs are disciplined yet fun.

"The deciding factor for me is not just the combination of great academic and football programs, but also the feel of the community. I'll have to live in a new city. I want to feel like I belong there," said Scout.com's No.16 offensive guard and a U.S. Army All-America selection.

"There isn't a date set for an official visit to Oregon. My school has a tradition of having players recruited by Oregon. I know some of the coaches there and I can say they are strong and determined. The school is clean and well kept. I just don't get a feeling I'm going to like living there. It seems like a boring place to live," Summers-Gavin said.

He reports a 2.8 core GPA and a 24 ACT score.



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