Cummins Picks Texas

Max Cummins. (courtesy of FW All Saints Athletics)

Max Cummins. (courtesy of FW All Saints Athletics)

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FORT WORTH — Texas coach Tom Herman and his staff just added another piece to the puzzle.

FW All Saints’ Max Cummins committed to Texas tonight. The 6-foot-5, 250-pounder was recently offered by TCU and Baylor, and as soon as UT called, he came.

His potential is the most appealing. He runs a 4.7 (40), 4.1 (shuttle), 30′ vertical, 327 on the bench, and 500 on the squat. Texas likes him at defensive end.

Quick evaluation from Eric Nahlin:

“How often do you hear me talk about fit? I discuss it so often because it’s essential for success for all players who aren’t necessarily elite. Cummins couldn’t be a better fit at a position where resources are limited – 4i defensive end.

In Orlando’s scheme he’ll be tasked to play big versus interior linemen while sometimes being asked to be a stand-up rusher. When not holding the point of attack, he’ll be asked to knife through and make plays. He demonstrates this ability throughout his tape, albeit against much lesser competition.

You can’t teach size, and at 6-foot-5 + and 250 pounds he has plenty of it. He also shows good lateral agility and initial quickness.

He won’t be a high sack number guy, but he will be versatile and reliable in all phases if he puts in the work.”

Cummins is the 14th member of UT’s Class of 2017. He joins Marqez Bimage (Brenham), Reese Leitao (Jenks, OK), Derek Kerstetter (SA Reagan), Daniel Young (Spring Westfield), Cade Brewer (Lake Travis), Toneil Carter (Langham Creek), Joshua Rowland (MGCCC, Juco) Taquon Graham (Temple), Montrell Estell (Hooks), Kobe Boyce (Lake Dallas), Damion Miller (John Tyler), Sam Ehlinger (Austin Westlake), and Josh Thompson (Nacogdoches).