Cupp Proved He Belong At The Opening

COLUMBUS, OHIO -- Future Michigan State Spartan offensive lineman Gavin Cupp came into The Opening Regional looking to show his talents and prove he belongs against some of the best talent he’s competed against. Spartan Digest spoke briefly with Cupp about his day.

By the time Leipsic (Ohio) offensive lineman Gavin Cupp walked off the turf at Ohio State, he showed that his future is a bright one with his physical style and athletic ability.

Why would a player with nothing to prove who is set to attend Michigan State want to take part in an event like The Opening Regional?

“You come to compete, get better and go against the best,” said Cupp. “When you come from a small school you’re raised with a chip on your shoulder and always look to prove you belong.”

Only a few weeks removed from making his commitment to Mark Dantonio, Cupp is totally pleased with how his recruitment has ended up.

“Life’s been great since my commitment to Michigan State,” he said. “I feel really good about it and I’m glad to be a Spartan.”

The next stop for Cupp will come in a few weeks when he’ll return to East Lansing for a Spartans summer camp date.

“I’m looking forward to getting back on campus,” he said. “I’m looking forward to meeting some of my future teammates and classmates and to really just get back up there.”

THE OPENING EVALUATION

Cupp had a great day for a player coming out of a small school and going against the “Big Boys” in a camp setting. During drills he showed his athletic ability as he’s a natural bender with great balance. During one-on-ones he shows a good first step, sets up in a solid base and has a strong punch. These events are not set up for offensive linemen to win the majority of reps, but Cupp was one of the Top 10 overall offensive linemen by the time the day ended.

THE OPENING EVALUATION


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