Darious Cummings commits to Gators

Al Messerschmidt

Junior college defensive tackle Darious Cummings committed to Florida over the weekend.

The Florida Gators received a commitment from junior college defensive tackle Darious Cummings following his official visit to the school over the weekend.

Cummings, a 6'2, 305-pounder from East Mississippi Community College, was actually committed to Ole Miss heading into the trip, but his experience in Gainesville obviously changed his mind. He told the Gainesville Sun:

"I am officially a Florida Gator," Cummings said. "I love the coaches and the way they treat the players. And the opportunity I have to play there for the next two years is my best path to the NFL."

Cummings was hosted by junior defensive tackle Damien Jacobs, who also went to EMCC before arriving at Florda in 2011. Cummings and Jacobs first struck up a relationship when they signed with the Florida State Seminoles in 2010. Cummings was a highly regarded 4-star prospect and a member of the ESPN150 when he signed with Florida State. The defensive tackle spent two seasons in Tallahassee, redshirting one of those years.

Coach Will Muschamp now has 20 players committed to his 2013 recruiting class. Cummings' verbal commitment is not binding until he signs his letter of intent on Dec. 19.

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