It did not take long for Scottsdale (AZ) Chaparral wide receiver/safety Mike Cummings to realize that the University of Montana was where he wanted to play his college football.
He tells Scout.com, "The first day was awesome. I told myself if the next day is as good as this then this is where I wanted to go."
He adds, "I just had a gut feeling. I loved the facilities and the stadium."
He will not visit CSU next weekend.
Cummings' mother and father both went on the visit with him and approved of his decision. Cummings also went to Chaparral head coach Charlie Ragle for advice. Mike comments, "I told my coach this is were I really wanted to go to and this is where I could see myself. He said if I feel that strongly then I should commit."
The visit seemed to be what sold Cummings. "I had a lot of fun. They have the nicest people and everyone rallies around Montana football. The atmosphere is great and they sellout every game."
Cummings plans to major in business and really enjoyed his tour of their academic facilities. "They have a great business school and just built a new building. It was the best part of the academic tour."
In fact, Cummings has already applied and been accepted into the university and should have no problems qualifying through the NCAA Clearing House.
Cummings was a star on both sides of the ball for the Firebirds. He finished his senior year with 77 catches for 1421 yards and 18 scores but at 6-1 195 pounds the Montana staff plan to use him at safety first. "They are graduating two seniors and they said there is a really good chance I could play and get in the rotation. They rotate three or four safeties and they said I have a good shot to get the fourth spot. If not I will probably red-shirt."
Here are clips of Cummings in action as a senior. He wears #9: