It was a very good weekend for Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze.
Not only did the Rebels finally break their conference losing streak by beating Auburn, but Freeze got a verbal commitment from a guy they desperately need. Defensive tackle Darious Cummings committed to the Rebels on the very weekend that he was on an official visit in Oxford Mississippi.
Cummings is a junior college prospect from East Mississippi Community College, and is an absolute force in the middle at 6’3” 305lbs. Cummings was one of the top defensive ends in the country coming out of high school in 2010, and signed with the Florida State Seminoles. After an injury-marred and regrettable two seasons in Tallahassee, Cummings decided to transfer this past April.
Cummings is choosing Ole Miss over Arkansas, Mississippi State and Texas A&M. There was a planned trip to see the Aggies in College Stateion, but after his visit to Mississippi, that trip is now canceled.
The Rebels offer a lot for Cummings. Immediate playing time has a lot to do with it, but the fact that the Rebels are a team on the rise holds some sway as well. There’s no denying that Ole Miss has the look of a team with a bright future considering its play this season. Cummings will certainly help sustain future success. The Rebels will be in need for a grizzled veteran infused in the middle of their defensive line next season, and that’s job Cummings can satisfy.
As a junior college transfer next season and having already burned his redshirt, Cummings will have two years of eligibility left.