Christian Summers grew up in the shadow of Villanova, played football in its back yard and has an uncle who starred there. But when recruiting time came, the Wildcats did not.
"They weren't interested in me," Summers said.
They are now. On Saturday, Villanova will try to stop Towson's mercurial wide receiver, whose two long touchdown receptions in the second half in a 35-28 win over Saint Francis (Pa.) earned him honors as the Colonial Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Week. His 94-yard score – the second longest play in Tigers history – tied the game at 28, and Summers' airborne catch of a 43-yard pass won it for Towson (1-1).