Cummins, who was at U of L for Junior Day earlier this month, picked the Cardinals this weekend over Southern Miss and Western Kentucky.
The 6-foot-6, 225-pound Cummins is considered a sleeper in the state of Alabama, which has become a major priority for the U of L staff. The Cardinals have five guys in the Class of 2015 from the state of Alabama.
Cummins, who said he knew from the time he left U of L's Junior Day that he was likely going to commit, made the decision after visiting Southern Miss on Saturday.
He's in the mold of the bigger, athletic tight ends that U of L coach Bobby Petrino is known for liking. He's the first tight end commitment in the '16 class.
U of L's recruiting class in 16 currently ranked No. 24 nationally by Scout.com.