There is no better time than the present to anoint another Independence Bank player of the week. Independence Bank is proud to sponsor a weekly article highlighting players in the areas where Independence Bank flourishes who embody the same type of revolutionary service to their respective football teams which has made Independence Bank unique and special in the banking industry. Independence Bank has a goal of achieving everyday excellence, and this week we are focusing on a player whose performance exceeded both the Bulldogs and the Louisville Male community’s expectations. We are focusing on the 6-4, 205 pound, class of 2020 WR, Izayah Cummings. Cummings plays for the class 6A, Louisville Male Bulldogs who play in one of the toughest districts in Kentucky football…district 3.
I will be the first to admit Izayah Cummings’ reception stats didn’t exactly leap off the page. In 7 games last season, Izayah caught 11 passes for 268 yards and 4 TDs. Now, that is a yards per catch figure of more than 24 yards a reception, which does jump off the page. The numbers were good enough, though, for both Murray State and Cincinnati to pull the trigger on the young sophomore. KPGFootball has information that other teams intend to pull the trigger on the speedy edge target with the ideal college, division 1 frame, as soon as they get to see Izayah in person. The receiver’s coach at Cincinnati is Joker Phillips, by the way, and I am inclined to trust his receiver evaluations. Judging by the amount of teams now trying to get a spot on Cummings’ dance card, it would appear I am not the only one who trusts Coach Phillips’ receiver evaluations.
Louisville Male plays football in Kentucky’s highest classification and may have one of the hardest paths in the playoffs to even reach a Championship game in all of the Commonwealth. Cummings’ Male team went 9-3 last year playing the likes of Louisville Trinity, Pleasure Ridge Park, St. Xavier, and Butler. Cummings had to work a little bit to get himself open as the DBs on these teams are also being recruited. Butler beat Male in the playoffs, this year, for the first win Butler has had against Male in some 26 seasons, so the season didn’t end the way the Bulldogs would have liked. Cummings also had another receiver in the rotation with whom to contend for passes in Senior, Ethan Bibb, who caught 57 passes this year. Going forward, we believe Cummings’ production is sure to increase with his being targeted more.
Cummings is a disciplined route runner who gives consistent effort, whether the pass is coming to him or not, and who is an active run blocker down the field. His frame is exactly what next level football teams crave as he has the length, height, and frame to cause severe match-up problems with shorter corners down field and the speed to separate when he gets there. Cummings was selected this past season an AFI-KPG Sophomore All-State Football player.
Congratulations to Izayah Cummings for his Revolutionary Play which has earned him this week’s recognition from the fastest growing bank in the Commonwealth of Kentucky…your friends at Independence Bank.
This is Fletcher Long reporting for KPGFootball reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!
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