Randall Cunningham Jr. has plenty on his plate. He'll take part in the junior Olympics as a high jumper later this month. On top of that, he's preparing to start at quarterback for national powerhouse Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas.
Then, there's this whole recruiting thing. You know, the eight scholarship offers he currently holds.
For at least the next month, Cunningham is, first and foremost, a track star. He's already posted the highest jump by a high school student this year, a mark of 7 feet, 3 ¼ inches. The plan is to better that number when he shows up at the Junior Olympics in Detroit. His role as a quarterback and as a high-level football recruit will simply have to wait.
But that's not to say he's without favorites.
"I love LSU and I love Baylor," Cunningham said. "I like USC and UCLA a lot, too. But they just offered me for track so far. I like Syracuse."
Cunningham says his list of frontrunners, while in place, is a work in progress. Then, the same can be said for his entire recruitment. His unofficial visits have been limited by the track season, but he's found time to wedge in a trip here and there. Most recently, the three-star prospect took in the sights on Baylor's campus.
"It was my first time going down to Waco," Cunningham said of the visit. "It was really great down there. The coaches were great, as always. I met some of the players. I met the strength coach and the trainers, they're all great there. The facilities were impressive, too. I really love it there."
Sooner or later there will be plenty more traveling where that came from. The hectic, two-sport schedule will eventually die down, Cunningham will then change into his quarterback persona and hit the road. So while he has no dates set for additional visits at this time, he's starting to form a plan.
"There are definitely some that I want to take," Cunningham said. "I want to take visits to LSU and Arizona State. I also want to visit to UCLA and Oregon."
Ideally, Cunningham would like to participate in both football and track at the next level. And while that seems like the most likely scenario, he insists he will consider sticking to track if the right school wants him in that capacity. Allowing him to do both, however, is a major selling point for any school.
Whatever the case, Cunningham intends to wait until after his senior season to make a verbal commitment. As a junior at Bishop Gorman, he played in spurts as the backup to Arizona-bound signal-caller and former four-star prospect Anu Solomon.