Colorado DB camps at Minnesota

It's not everyday that a recruit from Colorado attends a camp in Minnesota and even if that happens, they rarely impress as much as defensive back Christian Cumber did yesterday. GopherDigest caught up with Cumber to learn more about his visit and camp experience.

It's not everyday that a recruit from Colorado attends a camp in Minnesota and even if that happens, they rarely impress as much as defensive back Christian Cumber did yesterday. GopherDigest caught up with Cumber to learn more about his visit and camp experience.

"This summer I went to Nebraska, UCLA and Minnesota for camps," Cumber said. "I also have offers from Colorado and Colorado State, so things are busy."

Cumber enjoyed his time in the Twin Cities yesterday at the Gophers camp.

"It was great" Cumber explained "I enjoyed learning from the coaches and had some great reps against some great athletes. It was good working with Coach Sawvel as he coached me up and helped me critique a few things of my game. He spoke with me after said he liked what I brought to the table and that he could see me as a future Gopher."

Talk of an offer did come up up for the Colorado defensive back.

"They said they wanted to wait until September 1st," Cumbers told GopherDigest. "They said that they really do it with most people so they can see a few games and wait until the contact period so they can make legal contact with me. Coach Kill made his interest in me pretty clear. I liked talking with him because he's quite the personality."

A family connection brought Cumber to the Twin Cities.

"Most of my family on my dad's side lives here in Minnesota, so we came to visit my grandpa and it was my cousin's birthday, so I thought I might as well go to the Gophers camp while I was here," Cumber said. "Minnesota and Colorado are honestly pretty similar. The only difference is when it snows in Denver, it melts in the next couple days, but here it just lingers around for awhile. It's nice out in Minneapolis and I really do like it out here."

A Minnesota offer would be something Cumber considers.

"It would be really nice to have the opportunity to go somewhere where my family is so present, and also expand my reach out of my region," Cumbers explained. "I'm willing to go wherever the best fit is at. Whether that's in Colorado or out of state. Some of my family came with to camp yesterday and stayed for the tour after and they really liked it. On top of that, they were Gopher fans."

The Colorado defensive back has few things to work on before next season.

"I'm really working on recognizing plays and reading offensive and defensive schemes for the most part. I want to be able to see where the windows in the defense are when I'm playing receiver and also on defense so I can be more aware of where we are exposed and try and protect that."


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