While his senior season didn’t end with the result he would have hoped for, future Kentucky commit Izayah Cummings still took home a fancy piece of hardware.
Cummings, a three-star wide receiver from Male High School in Louisville, was named the Class 6A Player of the Year by the Kentucky Football Coaches Association, according to the Courier-Journal.
Cummings and his Male squad faced off against crosstown rival Trinity High School in Kroger Field earlier on Sunday for the Class 6A State Championship. The Shamrocks of Trinity (13-2) thoroughly outplayed Male (14-1), taking home its 26th state title by a score of 28-6.
The win for Trinity avenges a 20-17 double-overtime loss they suffered at the hands of Male during the regular season. Male had won three games in a row against Trinity before Sunday’s affair.
In his final game as a high school player – just months before he’ll step back onto Kroger Field wearing the Kentucky blue-and-white – Cummings had an okay outing despite the blowout loss.
Cummings’ most impressive highlight was a 34-yard catch run in the first quarter, although it was one of only a few bright spots for his team’s offense. Male only produced one touchdown on the day, but they couldn’t have pulled it off without a key block from Cummings that freed his teammate open for a score.
Izayah Cummings with the biggest play of the day for Male. Gain of 30+ to get the Dawgs moving at the end of the quarter.
— Nick Roush (@RoushKSR) December 8, 2019
Cummings is a big-time recruit for Kentucky and one of the best in the entire state. 247Sports ranks him as the ninth-best overall player out of Kentucky and the 91st wide-receiver in the country. The 6-foot-3 wideout has been a Kentucky commitment since June.
Gameday ? #BBN I’m coming home?
— IC8? (@IzayahCummings) December 8, 2019