TE/DE Can't Wait to Get to Clemson

The Tigers have one of the top top tight ends in the country arriving next summer.

Jamie Cumbie, the No. 1 defensive end,in the Midwest according to Scout.com, helped lead Morris (Ill.) High to a state championship in 2005.

The 6-foot-6, 255-pounder, had a monster senior season, racking up 125 tackles and 25 sacks from his defensive end position. Cumbie also had 650 yards receiving as a tight end. These numbers were good enought earn Cumbie all-state honors by the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune.

Cumbie was one of the most sought after prospects in the Midwest and could've went to Midwestern powers such as Notre Dame, Michigan or Ohio State but decided that Clemson is where his heart is and always will be.

"I don't have any regrets," Cumbie said. "Guys around here might have grown up with Notre Dame or Michigan but I grew up in South Carolina a huge Clemson fan.

"I can't explain why Clemson is special to me. I think people need to come down and see Clemson football. There's really nothing like it.

"I can't wait to get down there this summer. I'm going to hit the weights and get in shape. The (Clemson) coaches are telling me that I'm going to play (defensive end) next year about 30-40 plays so I need to get ready."

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