Speedy Defender A Camp Standout

This speedy defensive end talks recruiting and about his experience at Saturday's Auburn camp.

Roswell, Ga.--With offers from Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Maryland, North Carolina, Indiana and several other schools, one of the top defensive ends in attendance at Auburn's one-day camp on Saturday may have done enough to add to his list. Talented Euclid Cummings from Centennial High was impressive from start to finish as he was clearly one of the top linemen in attendance.

At 6-3, 233 pounds and reporting a personal-best 40-yard dash time of 4.55 seconds at a recent South Carolina camp, Cummings is physically talented and has a work ethic to match. He says because of that his time spent at Auburn on Saturday was very helpful in his development as a player.

"The camp was nice," Cummings tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I had fun. It was full of intensity. I liked that part of things."

Euclid Cummings was impressive in drills and has very good speed for his size.

Not really sure of his feelings for Auburn before the camp, Cummings says he had heard from the Tigers but wasn't sure of their thoughts on him. He says after the visit he feels much stronger about Auburn and is hoping he did enough to earn an offer.

"I didn't really know what to think about Auburn to tell the truth," Cummings says. "Now I like it. It's a nice campus and a nice coaching staff. Everything is pretty good.

"I definitely think my chances increased of getting an offer," he adds. "The coaches told me I did a good job and they were impressed by me."

Taking in camps at South Carolina, Middle Tennessee and Georgia Tech already this summer, Cummings says he plans to visit Georgia and Tennessee for camps in the coming weeks as he hopes to get a better feel for how his recruiting is going heading into his senior year. He adds that he doesn't plan on making a decision until after his football season is complete.

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Despite his size and athleticism, Cummings has only played one season of high school football and hasn't played the game since the third grade when he took part in a Pop Warner League. Because of that the camp was a huge learning experience for him he notes.

"I think I've made a lot of progress in the last year," Cummings says. "My pass rush has gotten better. The camp helps a lot because it teaches you moves. I'm just trying to get bigger and quicker before next season."

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