Troy Cummings, like several other prospects on Nebraska's radar at wide receiver, provides excellent athleticism and physicality coupled with the ability to burn cornerbacks deep. Standing 6' 0" and weighing in at 180 pounds, Cummings reports a 4.5 40 yard dash which he uses to not only play as a possession man but scorch the opposition.
He currently benches 260 pounds while squatting 400 and carries a 3.6 GPA along with a 1160 score on the old SAT which he plans to retake. As a junior, Cummings had 43 catches for 948 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also recorded two touchdowns from his kickoff return position, a spot he showed enthusiasm for playing in college.
Cummings was decorated well for his efforts earning All-Region, First Team All-Conference, First Team All-Legion and Second Team All-State honors. He currently holds offers from Nebraska, Oregon State and Illinois and has heavy interest from UNLV, Colorado State, Georgia Tech, Oregon, Stanford, Cal, Yale, Utah, Fresno State, Nevada, San Diego, San Diego State, Colorado, Arizona, Arizona State and Wisconsin.
He currently claims no favorites. He attended the UNLV
camp this past summer and prides himself in his ability to catch passes in
traffic, be a physical wide receiver and do whatever the situation calls for.
Troy said that while his relationship with Nebraska has been very amicable, he's been very busy and hasn't had as much time to talk with them as he'd like. ‘The coaches and I talked a couple times off and on. I've been kind of busy because I play basketball too, but I'd say our relationship is alright, we don't talk as much because I work nights, too," he said. Cummings also expressed an interest about walking on to the basketball team for his eventual college.
He has already taken an unofficial visit to UNLV and while he doesn't have any lined up at this point, he claims that Stanford is the most likely choice for one at this point. When looking at a possible commitment from Cummings, he feels that it will likely come between the end of his season and early January.
When looking at the major factors for an eventual school, Cummings is looking for academic support, athletic tradition and the ability to play big time college football, but family is also a concern. "My dad wants me to stay at a Pac-10 school, but I'll be doing whatever I want to do," he said. In terms of playing time, Troy doesn't mind red shirting so he can mature physically as well as mentally.