Texas coach Tom Herman speaks during a press conference as he updates the local media about his coaching staff on Thursday, Jan 5, 2017. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Fort Worth defensive lineman Max Cummins commits to Texas

Posted January 17th, 2017

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All it took was an offer.

Oscar Giles began his visit with 2017 defensive line prospect Max Cummins by letting him know a scholarship offer to Texas was available. By the time the in-home visit ended, Cummins was the 14th commit in Texas’ 2017 recruiting class.

https://twitter.com/MaxCummins40/status/821568773001986048

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Cummins chose Texas over recent Baylor and TCU interest. The 6-foot-6, 255-pound defensive lineman is a versatile big man capable of playing defensive end and some defensive tackle in certain schemes. Tom Herman’s staff clearly sought out a player of Cummins’ build, recently offering Ole Miss commit Larrell Murchison, as well as out-of-state defensive ends Ryan Jonson and Bryan Jones.

Cummins is the second defensive end to commit in the 2017 class, joining Temple’s Taquon Graham. The Longhorns are still chasing a pledge from North Shore defensive end K’Lavon Chaisson.

2017 Texas Longhorns recruiting class

Here's a look at the recruits who have committed to Texas coach Tom Herman for the 2017 recruiting cycle. Star rankings from Horns247. Oral commitments are non-binding. National signing day is Feb. 1, 2017.

PlayerPos.SchoolStarsCommitted
Damion MillerWRTyler John Tyler46/25/2015
Sam EhlingerQBWestlake47/28/2015
Kobe BoyceCBLake Dallas34/3/2016
Montrell EstellSHooks35/20/2016
Josh ThompsonCBNacogdoches37/27/2016
Taquon GrahamDLTemple49/5/16
Joshua Rowland*KMiss. Gulf Coast CCN/A12/11/16
Toneil CarterRBLangham Creek412/19/16
Cade BrewerTELake Travis312/23/16
Daniel YoungRBHouston Westfield312/23/16
Derek KerstetterOLSan Antonio Reagan312/26/16
Reese LeitaoTETulsa (Okla.) Jenks312/29/16
Marqez BimageLBBrenham31/6/17
Max CumminsOLFW All Saints31/17/17
Gary JohnsonLBDodge City CC41/20/17
*-indicates signed letter of intent

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