Cummings Talks FSU Official

It's been a long recruiting process for Darious Cummings but it close to coming to an end. The long-time Seminoles commitment was in town this past weekend for his official visit. NoleDigest caught up with Darious to get the latest with him and to talk about the visit.

Darious Cummings was far and away the first commitment of the 2010 recruiting class. He's been to Florida State on numerous occasions but this weekend he got to visit officially. While he's seen just about everything there is to see at FSU he got to see what his future entails on the academic side of things at the university. Also, his official gave him a chance to catch up with some of the Seminoles' commitments.

"The visit was good and it was really fun," said the 4-star defensive end. "I got to speak to some of the professors I will have that teach my major. That was nice. I also got a chance to catch up with the commitments. There wasn't anything I needed to see this weekend and it was pretty much what I expected. Seeing the academic side is what really stood out."

What was the highlight for Cummings?

"I'd say the highlight was when we went into the lockeroom and tried on our jerseys, then got a picture taken holding up the #1."

Like all of the other visitors over the weekend Darious got his first chance to spend an extended amount of time with the new coaching staff. He also got to sit and talk with his future position coach.

"I think the coaches are great," Cummings said, "and when I first met them they all clicked together. The relationship is there and it seems like they have been together as a staff for years. They know what it's going to take to get back."

"I got the chance to talk to Coach Eliot for a while," continued Cummings. "So far so good with him. He knows what he is talking about. We talked about some things ands studying some film. I didn't expect him to be so open. He seems to really know what he is talking about."

While some thought Cummings was reconsidering his decision when the coaching changes happened (he took a visit to South Carolina and other schools tried to get him to sway) he says he never once swayed.

"I never wavered with my decision to go to FSU," said Cummings. "I knew when I committed in 2008 that this was going to happen at some time."

Darious told NoleDigest that he got a good 20 minutes of alone time with new head man Jimbo Fisher.

"I spent about 20 minutes with Coach Fisher," said Cummings. "We talked about me coming there and the future of the program. I've always thought FSU was on the rise and I think we're heading in the right direction. It's going to be better."

Cummings said he spent to weekend spreading the word about FSU's future to the 2 uncommitted recruits that were in town over the weekend.

"I spoke to Will Tye and Bjoern Werner over the weekend," said the Astronaut standout. "They both liked it a lot and seemed open minded to FSU. They seem like great guys that are leaders. I told them about how FSU would be good for them. We got Tye and I think we will get Werner."

When Darious first committed many thought he'd eventually slide into the middle and play tackle for the Seminoles. He says he plans on staying outside when he gets to FSU.

"I'm going to be a defensive end," said Cummings. "We really didn't talk too much about the specifics but I think I still have the frame of an end. I am just working on getting quicker and stronger. Ultimately I will play wherever I am needed."

Now that the process is ending Cummings said there is some relief that he can move on.

"It's been a long process and it's a relief that I can get this out of the way," explained Cummings. "It's here now and everyone knows where I am going."

Stay tuned to NoleDigest for further updates with Cummings, as well as the rest of the commitments from the 2010 recruiting class.


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