TE Austin Cummins says official visit to Louisville 'almost seals the deal' for the Cardinals; will still visit WKU next weekend

Stevenson, Ala., North Jackson High School tight end Austin Cummins made an official visit to the University of Louisville over the weekend. He's committed to Louisville but looking at other schools. He said the visit "almost sealed the deal" for the Cardinals.

Stevenson, Ala., North Jackson High School tight end Austin Cummins has been committed to the University of Louisville football program for almost a year. But in recent months, Cummins had some questions about his future.

The 6-foot-6, 225-pound Cummins had those questions answered this weekend on his official visit to U of L.

"They told me what I needed to know," Cummins said. "I wasn't sure where I stood, but they told me they were sending papers to my school and they wanted me to sign and be part of this class. I really liked hearing that from the coaches.

"They were great. It almost sealed the deal."

Cummins said he had already promised Western Kentucky he would visit next weekend and will take that trp to Bowling Green. But he said he wasn't sure how interested - or where they would want to play him - at WKU.

"Louisville is No. 1," Cummins said. "I'll know for sure by the time I leave Bowling Green. But I want to take the trip because I told them I would and then see what they have to say. But Louisville is at the top."

Cummins, a three-star prospect who was selected to the 40-man Alabama All-Star team that participated in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game, said he had also been getting interest from several other schools.

"I've been committed to Louisville for a long time and really like it there," he said. "I had a great visit. It went really well and the coaches showed me they really want me to be a part of the program.

"I got a chance to sit down with the tight ends coach and it was one-on-one and I love how they use the tight end."

Cummins is the top-rated tight end in Alabama and is considered the No. 24 tight end in the South. 

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