The 6-6, 220-pound Cumberland is considered one of the state's top 20 junior prospects by Ohio High magazine. He was a member of Brookhaven's historic Division II state championship team this past fall as well as a member of the Bearcats' Division I state final four basketball team from a year ago.
"I want to play tight end and that's where most of them are recruiting me, as a tight end," Cumberland said. "I played a little defense last year, but I mostly played on offense."
"I have offers from Ohio State, Minnesota and Illinois," Cumberland said. "Ohio State offered me about a week ago. It was (OSU assistant) Luke Fickell.
"Right now, my top three would be Ohio State, Miami and Minnesota."
It should be noted that Brookhaven sent three players – linebacker Alex Daniels and defensive backs Keith Massey and Dominic Jones – to Minnesota on signing day in February. Cumberland and Daniels are good friends.
Cumberland had one catch for 15 yards and also threw a 49-yard wingback option pass in Brookhaven's 42-21 state championship win over Avon Lake. The Bearcats wrapped up a perfect 15-0 season.
He had seven points in a district semifinal win over Reynoldsburg Monday. Brookhaven (19-4) will go for its sixth straight district championship when it plays Dublin Coffman at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ohio Expo Center Coliseum.
"I'd like to play both sports," Cumberland said. "I would take a scholarship and maybe walk on and play basketball, too. When this season is done, I'm going to hit the weight room. I'm also going to run track. I plan to hit quite a few camps. I'm going to a Nike Camp in California and will probably camp at Michigan and several others."