COMMIT: Aggressive JC corner headed OSU's way

THE PLAN WAS to bring him in on an unofficial, go down and watch him at Foothill College this spring and then go from there. But Oregon State, says Mishawn Cummings, accelerated that plan, instead bringing him in for an official visit and then putting an offer on the table. And the 5-11, 190-pound corner didn't take long to make his decision. So just what kind of cornerback have the Beavs landed?

By all accounts, visual and otherwise, an aggressive one.

"The coaches were joking about how on my highlight tape I came from the all the way in back and made a block for one of my teammates who had made an interception. They like how aggressive I am for a corner, and said they don't see that too often on the edge," said Mishawn Cummings.

Cummings isn't unusually large for a corner, he checks in at 5-11, 190 pounds, he said. But on the gridiron, he lights guys up.

"That's what Oregon State really liked about me," said Cummings.

Cummings led Foothill as a freshman with four interceptions in 2010. In nine games he had 26 tackles, (22 solo) with three pass breakups and seven passes defended. He also forced a fumble and returned one 75 yards for score.

CUMMINGS WAS STILL on his official visit to Oregon State when he called BF.C on Thursday night, he leaves on Friday, so we didn't keep him long but we did ask about where OSU sees him and when he arrives.

"We talked about them losing one stating corner, (James) Dockery, they have a senior coming back (Brandon) Hardin, and he's pretty much locked in at one of the starting spots. (Coach Keith Heyward) likes to rotate four corners and I'm in the top three as of right now they said, and then it's on my end what I do. They said they don't want me to redshirt, they want me to come in and play right away," said Cummings.

Cummings has 4-to-play-3 for the Beavs and said he plans on an early summer arrival, with a target date of June 5 after finishing up at Foothill.

"The coaches here set themselves apart from others, they really seemed genuine and that it's about more than just football, it's about family and having respect for each other. To them I seem more than just a scholarship. The players welcomed me and I liked the town too…it's all about Oregon State football," said Cummings.

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