Redshirt freshman Max Cummins is now officially listed as a tight end for the Texas Longhorns after moving from the defensive line. Horns247 first noticed the position change when the Longhorns updated the roster for the spring.
The 6’6, 260-pounder who played high school football at Fort Worth All Saints was a late addition to the 2017 recruiting class by head coach Tom Herman and spent his first year in Austin redshirting.
The position lacks depth this spring following the departures of Kendall Moore and Chris Warren III, leaving senior Andrew Beck and redshirt freshman Reese Leitao as the only healthy scholarship players. Sophomore Cade Brewer will miss spring practice as he rehabilitates from his knee injury, while signee Malcolm Epps will not arrive until the summer.
So Cummins will provide a needed body at tight end when spring practice begins in late March.
Cummins was a consensus three-star prospect ranked as the No. 1,641 player nationally, the No. 79 strongside defensive end, and the No. 204 player in Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. At Austin St. Andrew’s as a junior, Cummins caught 19 passes for 290 yards and three touchdowns playing tight end.