Ole Miss didn’t just earn a 41-20 win over Auburn Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, the Rebels also gained a verbal commitment from a player at a need spot. East Mississippi Community College defensive tackle Darious Cummings (6-foot-3, 310-pounds) became the Rebels’ 20th pledge for the 2013 signing class when he verbally committed Sunday morning following his official visit to Oxford.
He took to Twitter shortly after making his decision to thank the Ole Miss fans for their support and well wishes. Cummings, who wears 45 at EMCC, said he would be wearing the same number at Ole Miss next season.
Cummings started his college career at Florida State as a member of the 2010 signing class and he decided to transfer, according to a story published in Nole Digest.com, after dealing with injuries that dropped him down the depth chart.
Cummings has been healthy this year for the No. 4 Lions as he made 16 tackles, including for for a loss and two sacks, through six games this year.
Coming out of Astronaut High School in Titusville, Fla., Cummings was a 6-3, 245-pound end who was rated as one of the top 250 players in the nation, regardless of position, by Rivals.com. Cummings chose the Rebels over an offer from Texas A&M. (October 15, 2012, Page 4B)