Name: David Summers
Weight: 223 lbs.
Hometown: Fairfield, Conn.
High School: St. Joseph
2018 stats: Playing for St. Joseph last year, he threw for over 2,600 yards and 39 touchdowns, while also running for another 228 yards and five scores.
2019 projections: With several scholarship players in front of him on the Syracuse Orange QB depth chart, Summers is likely to redshirt this season and continue to learn the offense.
How’d he get here?: Summers was all set to head to Maryland, but then the Terps changed coaches and Mike Locksley didn’t do a great job of keeping him in the class (potentially on purpose). That led to a late flip to Syracuse in January.
What’d recruiting sites say?: He received three stars across the board, and was rated the the 32nd-best pro-style quarterback in the class of 2019 according to the 247Sports composite.
Money quote: Based on Summers’s high school system, Syracuse could be the perfect fit.
“It’s very similar. It’s uptempo offense. No real playbook. Playing fast. You can change plays quickly. You can slow it down if you need to, you can speed it up if you need to. So it’s very similar to what we run.”
Twitter feed: @David_summers12
Tweets of wonder: More on how he made the choice to leave Maryland and head to Syracuse —
Syracuse starts National Signing Day by locking in 3-star Connecticut QB David Summers.— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) February 6, 2019
Summers, a former Maryland commit, broke down his decision in detail last week: https://t.co/78YRIH58CT https://t.co/o9UU5eItYJ
What movie would Dino Babers recommend for him?: Classic 1966 surf documentary “The Endless Summer” seems like a fit here. Dino’s time spent in California and Hawaii may have created an affinity for surfing over the years (even if just watching). Plus, y’know the Summer/Summers thing.
Interesting nugget o’interest: So Pitt is partially responsible for Summers landing at Syracuse according to Stephen Bailey’s story above. Tim Salem, Pitt’s tight ends coach, is the father of SU’s Landan Salem, the director of player personnel. The elder Salem referred Summers to Landan after Chance Amie’s transfer was announced, and the rest is history.
Let’s get a good look at ya: A welcome video and some high school highlights for you.