Hopewell QB Mason Cumbie (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit804)
Hopewell QB Mason Cumbie is ready for his sophomore season
by Byron Jones, recruit804
The Hopewell Blue Devils have a phenom waiting in the wings.
Mason Cumbie (2023 QB 6-3 175) exploded onto the recruiting scene last month when ODU extended him his first Division I offer before he took his first varsity snap. Since then, Cumbie has been in the lab working on his craft and preparing for more offers. On Saturday, Mason attended the Gameday showcase at Hermitage High School where he was able to compete against the best talent in the state of Virginia. According to Cumbie, Saturday’s camp was the first high-level camp he’s ever been to.
“For me to go to a big camp like this with all of these good athletes out here…. Like the forty times, lasers, shuffles, and all that… I haven’t experienced all this stuff and it’s really good for me,” explained Cumbie.
As a freshman, Mason led the Blue Devil junior varsity team to its first undefeated season in school history. He threw 16 touchdown passes, rushed for an addition 15 scores, while only tossing two interceptions. He also earned a spot on the varsity baseball team before COVID-19 shut the world down.
His physical appearance and outstanding play on the gridiron and baseball diamond has gave way for folks around the Hopewell community to nickname him “Baby Mahomes.” While it is fun to draw comparisons to the reigning Super Bowl MVP, Cumbie understands that he has a lot of hard work and dedication to put into his game.
Fortunately, he’s had the help of TreVeyon Henderson (Ohio State) and his brother Ronnie Walker Jr. (UVA) to help him remain humbled and focused. “I’ve been working out with Tre and Ronnie. They’re the ones that helped me build up my confidence, my humbleness, and everything. They are the ones that made me get that offer because they showed me that I can do anything that I can do.”
– Byron Jones