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Texas prep QB commits to KU

June 5, 2010

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Killeen, Texas quarterback Michael Cummings wasted little time becoming the latest player in the Class of 2011 to orally commit to the Kansas University football program.

Cummings, in town with his father for an official visit, told Rivals.com Friday evening that he had committed to KU.

Cummings has thrown for more than 4,000 yards and rushed for 1,800 more during the last two seasons at Killeen High. In 2009, he was named the offensive player of the year in his district.

Cummings becomes the latest in a long line of quarterbacks to consider himself lucky to learn under the teaching of KU coach Turner Gill and offensive coordinator Chuck Long, both star quarterbacks during their playing days.

“Playing for them will be the best of worlds,” Cummings told Rivals. “They were both great quarterbacks. Coach Gill was a mobile quarterback and coach Long was more of a pocket-passer. So they will be great coaches that can help me a lot.”

Cummings, 6-foot, 196 pounds, also received offers from Louisiana Tech and Tulsa. Baylor, Oklahoma State, TCU and UTEP also showed serious interest.

Cummings joins running back Dreamius Smith (Wichita Heights), linebacker Jake Love (Tonkawa, Okla.) and cornerback Chris Robinson (Lake Mary, Fla.) on KU’s commitment list for 2011.

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gorilla10 3 years, 10 months ago

yeah, lets hope Gill doesn't destroy Mangino's great work!!!! haha was that a joke??? Seven game losing streak to end the season???Mangino couldn't get anything done against Big12 schools. The difference in Turner Gill and Mangino is the fact that Mangino will probably end his career as an assistant in a league like the MAC and Turner Gill is in the Big 12 at a great school. Mangino built KU football up for himself which in the end hurt everyone else.......

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beobachter 3 years, 10 months ago

Give Gill his 3 years, by then we'll have a honest. ethical AD who will hire a qualified coach. Hopefully Gill won't destroy everything Mangino built up.

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kujhawkfan 3 years, 10 months ago

kubacker, what type of players do you think any coach is going to recruit to Kansas? We are not going to beat out Texas or Oklahoma on many recruits. This is exactly the type of players Mangino was bringing in here over the last few years. When KU signed Todd Reesing to a scholarship the only other schools that had given him an offer were Duke and Kansas State. Mack Brown said he made a huge mistake not recruiting Reesing. Another player Aqib Talib who was a first round draft pick, turned down scholarship offers from Kansas State, Wyoming, Tulsa, Arizona and Baylor. There are all kinds of good players in Texas that the big boys don't recruit and we need to keep picking them up. No, Freestatefan we do not need to recruit a lot of local kids, we need to recruit the best football players period! Kansas high school football is not even close to Texas and Florida.

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Jock Navels 3 years, 10 months ago

just in...hot off the espn wire...boise state does not rank in the top 25 for recruiting class of 2011. have they ever...no.

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Jock Navels 3 years, 10 months ago

and reesing...he was a 5 star, right...texas, oklahoma and alabama wanted him so bad! turner gill will take these guys, who are good football players...and make them great...then and only then will a few great football players come to KU. how many 5 star recruits did mangina bring to KU? who are they?

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drnater 3 years, 10 months ago

does anybody remember aquib talib? he was a 2 star recruit that didn't have offers from very many schools, and became a 1st round pick. yall are bashing on players who haven't even played a down in college. by the way brandon bourbon the 4 star recruit was about to sign at stanford who is an up and coming school with jim harbaugh coaching.

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Robert Burnham 3 years, 10 months ago

It's not always about the quality of the recruits but how you get them to play as a team. That's what's going to make or break Gill as a coach. Let's give him 2-3 years to see how competitve his teams are. Look at Nebraska, we pounded them a couple of years ago, but Pellini came in with the prior coach's players and they started winning. Have to stay optimistic, and hoping Gill recruits more of our local kids.

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gorilla10 3 years, 10 months ago

Why are you doubting coach Gill so much already. He hasn't even coached in his first game yet and everyone is complaining and concerned about his 4 recruits for next year. Do you realize that we are not in the same category as those other schools you want the recruits to be getting offers from??? He is going to have to work hard enough to hopefully get us back to there before we start getting 4 and 5 star recruits. If I was an out of state star player, the University of Kansas wouldn't be high on my list of schools especially after this past season of overall athletics. Let coach Gill do his job and save the complaints until he has a chance to prove himself......ku backer, everything is going to work out!!!!!

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heybluekc 3 years, 10 months ago

I agree this is not Buffalo. He is trying to be cute with recruits no tier 1 program is showing interest in. Getting to be a concern.

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kubacker 3 years, 10 months ago

And the pattern continues. The only recruits Gill is able to get are ones with offers from second- tier schools/programs like La Tech, Tulsa and Baylor. This is a slight exception to his usual recruit because the kid supposedly had an offer from OK State.

These are exactly the type players Mangino was getting when he first came here and KU had a sh@t program, and they are exactly the types Gill was getting when he coached at bush league Buffalo. In terms of recruiting Gill is taking our program backward from where Mangino had advanced it.

You don't suppose do you that Lew Perkins hired the unproven Gill and way overpaid him, knowing the ticket sales/equipment scandal was about to hit the fan and he needed to get Gray-Little firmly on his side with a 'diversity hire' that just might save his butt?

Add to that Lew's out of the blue announcement a few months ago that KUAD would start giving millions of dollars every year to the education side of the University, and it is plain to see his plan was to get the academics people at KU (particularly Grey-Little) and Regents on his side before this scandal hit the papers.

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