It's never too early to pick up a commitment these days in college football recruiting. Now the Florida State Seminoles are getting into the act getting their first commitment for their 2010 class, as defensive end Darious Cummings from Titusville (Fla.) Astronaut High School pledged to the 'Noles.
"I committed yesterday," Cummings said. "I always liked Florida State, even as a kid. There was a while where I thought I wanted to go to LSU but it's FSU. I got here (in Tallahassee) and they welcomed me with open arms. They actually (verbally) offered me back in the spring. I surprised them by doing it yesterday but I think coach (Odell) Haggins was very happy. They said this was a good thing."
Cummings, 6-2.5 and 241 pounds, recorded 78 tackles, seven tackles for a loss, five sacks and forced three fumbles last season as a sophomore.
"I love to bull rush and go head on. I am the type of defensive end that plays every down until the whistle blows. I am a high motor player. I think the big thing I need to work on is just using my hands better."
According to Cummings FSU, Florida, Miami, USC, Notre Dame, Auburn, Tennessee and UCLA have all verbally offered him a scholarship.
"It's going be exciting and fun to play in the Florida State defense and I know it will be a learning experience. Of course I want to get to the next level and I know with hard work coach (Mickey) Andrews and coach Haggins will help me get there."
Cummings first camped at FSU last summer. He will be in Tallahassee all week, camping with the Seminoles once again.