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Florida State

Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Darious Cummings

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
Florida St.COMMITTED (07/14/2008)01/15/2010Odell Haggins
AuburnNoneNone
Boston Coll.NoneNone
ClemsonNoneNone
FloridaNoneNone
GeorgiaNoneNone
IllinoisNoneNone
Kansas St.NoneNone
Miami (FL)NoneNone
NebraskaNoneNone
Ohio St.NoneNone
RutgersNoneNone
South CarolinaNone10/02/2009Jeep Hunter
South FloridaNoneNone
TennesseeNoneNone
Wake ForestNoneNone

Scouting Report on Darious Cummings

How we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Game setting, Campby Barton Simmons - 10/12/2009
  • SpeedDivision I Player
  • SizeDivision I Player
  • StrengthDivision I Player
  • AgilityBlue Chip
  • Lateral PursuitBlue Chip
On the Hoof: Cummings is somewhat of a tweener in size. At 6 feet 3, he doesn’t have the height of a prototypical defensive end but doesn’t quite have the mass of a prototypical defensive tackle. Doesn’t have a lot of muscle definition, but he does have a broad chest and good strength throughout, likely with the ability to add considerable weight.
Needs improvement: Cummings’ size makes him a bit of an unknown as far as how he will ultimately be utilized. As an interior defender, he’s not going to be a space eater that occupies a lot of offensive linemen and will have to maintain his athleticism to be disruptive.
Most impressive: Cummings is intense and physical. He plays with a high motor and a low pad level, making him a tough assignment to block. He can rush the edge or move inside and even has the athleticism to play tight end. He diagnoses plays well and takes flat, efficient angles to the ball.
Conclusion: Body structure, physical strengths and his motor may see Cummings ultimately be a defensive tackle at the next level, and he could be a good one. He doesn’t wow you on the hoof when you look at him, but his production does and ultimately that’s all that matters. May not have as high of a ceiling as some but has a much higher floor than most.

Barton Simmons is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He was an all-state performer for two-time state champion and nationally ranked Nashville (Tenn.) Montgomery Bell Academy in high school and was a two-time All-Ivy selection as a safety at Yale.

Latest News

Gators drop in on JUCO defensive tackle10/02/2012 InsidetheGators.com

Being in a line of scrimmage conference like the SEC, Florida is always looking to beef up along both lines of scrimmage. Sometimes that means signing a junior college prospect, who will hopefully provide a quick fix. Last week UF checked in on one of the top JUCO linemen in the nation.

The ITG Recruiting Wire10/02/2012InsidetheGators.com
Signing Day Blitz: Ranking the ACC02/04/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Signing Day 2010: The top 25 teams02/03/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Cummings impressed on his official01/19/2010Warchant.com
Perseverance pays off with Ferguson01/18/2010Warchant.com
Cummings is a die hard Seminole01/11/2010Warchant.com
Recruits react to Stoops12/11/2009Warchant.com
Commitments react to news11/30/2009Warchant.com
Cummings on commitment, visits, and coaches11/12/2009Warchant.com
From the Road: Alabama's best11/04/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Gamecocks trying to turn DE10/06/2009GamecockCentral.com
FSU commit heading to Columbia09/29/2009GamecockCentral.com
Cummings making plans09/21/2009Warchant.com
Cummings making a splash at FSU Camp07/13/2009Warchant.com
Ask Jamie: Slow start for the Seminoles?06/25/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Tallahassee NIKE Camp's Elite 804/30/2009FlaVarsity.com
Tallahassee Nike Camp talent analysis04/29/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Warchant TV: Darious Cummings talks FSU04/28/2009Warchant.com
Photo Gallery: Tallahassee NIKE Camp04/26/2009FlaVarsity.com
LSU after FSU commit02/17/2009TigerBait.com
2010 commitment ready to help FSU recruit01/20/2009Warchant.com
Trio of commitments talk FSU-Wake09/23/2008Warchant.com
UPDATED: Seminole Showtime Preview07/17/2008Warchant.com
Seminoles land 2010 DE07/14/2008Rivals.com Football Recruiting

Stats

Defense
Year TckTFLSck
2008 (Jr.)811510
2007 7875