Checking in with Jamie Cumbie

Earlier this summer Illinois standout Jamie Cumbie decided to return to the Palmetto state when he gave his verbal commitment to the Clemson Tigers. Is he still firm with his decision?

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

The 6-6, 255 pound prospect has been working hard the past week as Morris High School started up practice for the 2005 campaign.

"We have started practice. Last week was hell week. We had three-a-days on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday," said Cumbie.

"On Saturday we turned it up and had two practices. So far we look pretty good. We lost a lot of guys from last year but our offensive line looks good again. Our defense looks good."

The talented athlete will once again play both ways. "I am going to play a little defensive tackle and defensive end. I will also play tight end again on offense," he said.

Cumbie has kept in touch with Coach Blackwell since his verbal commitment to the Tigers earlier this year. "I try to keep in touch with Coach Blackwell a good bit. I call him every couple of weeks. He says practice is going well," said Cumbie.

The Illinois standout is hoping to make it down to Clemson this year for a game, but as it stands now, he's not sure when that visit may actually take place.

"I am not sure when I will take my official visit. I want to come down for a game. It's hard because I have games on Friday and live so far away. I would like to get down for the Miami game in September," said Cumbie.

The four-star prospect also said that he is glad his big recruiting decision is already behind him. "I'm glad that is all over with. It's paid off because now I can concentrate on football and taking my team to the state championship."

When asked if he is firm with his commitment to the Tigers, Cumbie responded, "I am firm with my commitment to Clemson. I feel good about my decision."

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