Sacramento (Calif.) Grant is once of the state's top programs every year but this year's squad could be the best the school has ever had. One big reason has been the play of standout offensive lineman Devan Cunningham.
Cunningham, 6-6, 305 pounds has been a monster all season and is one of the three Grant players in line for all-state honors. The Pacers finished the regular season 10-0, ranked No. 3 in the state and No. 30 in the country.
"We have a chance to finish with the schools' first ever undefeated season," Cunningham said. "We've had some very good teams here so that would be pretty special if we could do that. Everything is really coming together for us and we're excited about competing in the upcoming playoffs next weekend."
Where a lot of players are just now starting to turn their attention to recruiting, Cunningham has already taken three of his official visits and has dates for his last two as well.
"I've been to Arizona, Colorado and San Diego State already," Cunningham said. "I have Fresno State set for (Dec. 15) and Washington is tentatively set for (Dec. 1). I'm still waiting to hear back from Oregon State and if they offer me, I'm going to bump the Washington visit for them.
"Our linebacker coach here went to Oregon State and he was supposed to send them my senior film a month ago. He just did it last week and Oregon State is going to be coming down to the school a week from now so I should know soon if they'll be offering me or not.
"As for my three visits, I liked them all but I can't really say one stood out over the other. I'm still waiting to be wowed or blown away on one of my trips. Arizona was cool because I like Tucson a lot and the environment there was really laid back and comfortable.
"Colorado has an incredible stadium and Boulder is a great college town. I heard that of all the people that live in Boulder, around 35% of them go to Colorado. San Diego State has a beautiful campus and of all the coaches recruiting me, I'm probably closest to Coach Himebauch, the OL coach there.
"My plan is to finish out my visits in December and once I'm done with my last two, I should be ready to make a decision. Like I said, I'm looking for that one school that is really going to me think, 'this is it, this is the place for me.'"