Former South Carolina RB Demetris Summers, 33, regarded by some as the best high school football player ever produced by the state, was sentenced to 8 years in jail on Friday.
The decision came as Summers plead guilty to manufacturing and distributing crack cocaine in Lexington County, according to The State.
In 2015, Summers got enough attention from authorities that they pursued an investigation. During that time, undercover agents arranged multiple deals in which they bought crack cocaine from Summers.
When a search warrant was issued for his home in Lexington County, law enforcement found cocaine in the form of crack and powder along with multiple firearms.
Summers was dismissed from the Gamecocks in February 2005 after testing positive for drugs. Summers, who played for Lou Holtz in 2003 and 2004, had 638 yards and 3 TDs as a freshman before leading the team in rushing the next season with 487 yards.
During his time at Lexington High School from 1999-2002, Summers set national rushing records while leading the Wildcats to a state championship.
In 2006, Summers had a brief stint on the Dallas Cowboys’ training camp roster but failed to make the team. He was picked up by the Canadian Football League’s Calgary Stampeders in 2008 before being released by the team in April 2010.