Enter Darious Cummings, a four star 6'3 305-pound defensive tackle. The Gators had success last season with Damien Jacobs and turned to Scooba (MS) East Mississippi JuCo once again for help along the defensive line and they found it.
Cummings benches over 400-pounds and can squat over 600. East Mississippi lost in stunning fashion last week in the playoffs as a result of a last second touchdown. Cummings ended the season with 26 tackles, six for loss and three sacks.
Cummings and his family were in town this weekend for his official visit. Mr. Cummings spent three hours with head coach Will Muschamp early last week and returned this weekend so his wife could sit down and meet the staff and voice any concerns she may have had. The younger Cummings spent the weekend with his future defensive tackle running mate Damien Jacobs and talked about his decision to join the Gator Nation.
"I feel good man I feel great. Honestly I did not really know how Florida was and how they ran the system and how things went on behind closed doors. Once I saw that and the resources and how they take care of the players with football and academics it made it easy. Coach Muschamp and Quinn and the entire support system, they are one big family and that really sold it for me. If anyone would have told me this four years ago that I would go to FSU but going to UF and playing against them and graduating I would have never believed it but it's crazy how things work out. It makes you wonder if this is how it was supposed to be from the beginning. Obviously God had this planned out that Damien and I are playing together and its crazy but I am glad it happened."
"I feel like all this happened for a reason and it took me the last two years to get my mind right and get focused. I have grown up a lot and I feel I have c hanged tremendously on how I play and how I approach things and that helps me on the football field. I believe that is the upside on the football field."