Eric Cummings raises his stock at MG fooball Camp

Posted on June 5, 2008. Filed under: High School Football | Tags: , , |


By Will Cummings
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    Omaha Burke’s  6′ 2″ 265lb  Eric Cummings demonstrated at the recently concluded MG Camp why he is considered one of the top lineman in the state. 

    Last season, as a 230lb defensive end, Cummings recorded 78 tackles (eight for loss) on his way to garnering First Team All-District and Honorable Mention All-State honors.  Cummings’ junior year performance combined with his size, power and speed and potential  has drawn the attention of a number of D-I schools. Nebraska, Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa, Iowa State, Colorado and Ohio University have all expressed interest in pursuing Cummings as a defensive end or defensive tackle. However, Cummings’ recently exhibited offensive prowess and his ever increasing mass and power may throw a wrinkle into some of those projections. 

     At  Thursday’s MG Camp scrimmage, Cummings caped his impressive four day camp exploits by playing offensive guard with the passion, intensity and effort not found in many high school offensive lineman. The result of his efforts saw many of his opponents being driven well off the line of scrimmage and often times ending up on the ground, while he continued to pursue more victims in the defensive backfield.  

     Cummings seemingly has not lost a step and exhibits the same explosiveness, quick feet and quick hands that he had when playing at 230lbs. The only difference now is that the added weight and power gives him the ability to more easily manhandle his opposition.  Sparingly used as an offensive line backup  player last year, Burke’s Head  Coach, Paul Limongi, has slated Cummings to start both ways in 2008. He will start at offensive guard and he will play at a variety of spots along the defensive line. 

    During the next few weeks, Cummings, who is still looking for his first offer, will be attending camps at Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and Iowa State. If Cummings continues to perform at the level that  he demonstrated at the MG Camp—his stock is sure to rise. Consequently, the dilemma going forward will be determining what side of the ball he will play. 

    Cummings has the ability and the potential to be a succcessul offensive guard, center or defensive tackle at the next level. He has the frame and athleticism to easily carry 300 pounds or more. Moreover, on the field and during camp drills, Cummings certainly exhibits a passion for the game and a desire to be the best at what he does. These attributes along with his strong work ethic should serve to carry him to the next level.

See offensive highlights of Cummings at MG Camp bellow:


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    By Action Force


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    3. Elliot Elliason, 6-11, JR, C, Chadron

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    5. Tyler Evans, 6-2, JR, SG/PG, Waverly

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    22 Pete Uhing, 6-5, SR, PF/C, Lincoln High

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