August 31, 2007

Sommer taking his time

Alcoa (Tenn.) three-star athlete Brian Sommer has picked off 21 passes over the past two seasons but didn't get much of a chance to add to that number in his senior season debut.

"We played last Friday," he said. "I played both ways. The game got cancelled at halftime because of the weather. The backups came in pretty quick, too. It was 21-0 at halftime. Everyone was just kind of getting rested for this week's game basically…this Friday is our big game."

Although the 6-foot, 200-pound Sommer shines in the defensive backfield, one South Carolina coach hopes to add him as an offensive weapon.

"First, they (South Carolina) came at me as a receiver and then Coach Spurrier Jr. was telling me about how the DB coaches had gotten a hold of some of my tape and saw me play DB, and they wanted me to play DB," he said.

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