Tigers Land a Big One in Cumbie

CUTigers.com has learned that the Clemson Tigers have received their first verbal commitment of the 2006 class in Jamie Cumbie.

TE/DL Jamie Cumbie
6-7, 255, 4.7
Morris High School
Morris, Illinois

Cumbie, who is orginally from South Carolina but moved to Illinois during the winter of his sophomore year, could play either tight end or defensive end at the colligiate level.

"I actually told Coach Bowden about a week ago that I was going to commit. I just went public today though," Cumbie told CUTigers.com Wednesday afternoon.

"It feels great. All of those calls every day. It's a big relief to have made my decision, especially since I am so happy about where I will be going."

Even though it is still early in the recruiting process, Cumbie claims there likely won't be any turning back.

"I doubt that very seriously," said the jumbo athlete.

Cumbie also said that his family is happy that he chose the Tigers. "Yeah they feel great. My dad is really happy. He is a big Clemson fan. He is real happy. They may move back to South Carolina. They are talking about it," added the future Tiger.

Cumbie chose the Tigers over Notre Dame, but he also owns scholarship offers from Northwestern, Illinois, Purdue, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

As a junior, Cumbie had 300 yards receiving and three as a tight end to go along with 70 tackles and six sacks on defense. He also projects as a full qualifier with a 3.84 GPA and a 22 on his ACT.

Cumbie's primary recruiter to Clemson is recruiting coordinator David Blackwell.

With today's announcement, Jamie Cumbie is now the first verbal commitment in the 2006 recruiting class for the Tigers. We will continue to keep you updated on his senior season, and his recruitment, right up through signing day.

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