COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Demetris Summers says he has been working hard over the past year to get his life - and hopes of an NFL career - back on track.
A year ago, the rising South Carolina star tested positive for marijuana a second time and was dismissed by coach Steve Spurrier.
Summers says his family helped him keep a level head. And on the advice of his Lexington High coach, he began training last June for a pro career.
The 22-year-old Summers has signed with a sports management group.
And his adviser says Summers will audition for at least 15 pro teams next week.
Summers says he hopes to hear his name called in April's NFL draft but will gladly go the free-agent route and prove himself.
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