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Stone Mountain (Ga.) Stephenson defensive end Jermaine Cunningham now holds 23 offers total. The 6-foot-4, 220-pounder just obtained his most recent offer from the ACC.
Cunningham picked up the offer from Florida State.
"I was just surprised they offered me because they are one of the top programs in the country the last ten years," he said. "I'm planning on taking a visit there sometime soon."
Besides possibly visiting Florida State, Cunningham is scheduled to make a trip to Florida on June 4th.
"I'm going to be looking to get to know the coaching staff and what kind of relationship they have with the team," he said. "I also want to get to know the athletes, facilities and the business management part of the school because that's what I want to major in."
The defensive end is also planning to take in a handful of summer camps including ones at Auburn, Tennessee and Georgia.
With May just concluding, what has been Cunningham's impressions of the evaluation period?
"It's been going good, we had our spring game recently and about 50 scouts came through," he said. "For the most part I'm hearing from schools that have offered me and all the coaches have impressed me, there's not one that stands out."
One school Cunningham is holding an offer from is Penn State.
"They offered me and I talked to the coaches there," he said. "I find their defense to be pretty impressive and their coaching staff is really good. Location doesn't really factor in for me either."
Does Cunningham have any favorites right now?
"I've got a top 23 of schools that have all offered me; they are all equal right now."
When asked where the lineman is looking to take official visits, things changed a little bit.
"I'm probably looking at Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Michigan and Oklahoma," he said. "Those are the schools I've got the most knowledge of and I talk to their coaches the most."
As for a decision, Cunningham looks like he'll be waiting until after the season.
"I'm probably going to do it closer to Signing Day around December or January."
Currently, Cunningham is training for next season.
"I want to improve on my strength and technique," he said. "I'm looking to gain some weight probably as I'm expecting to go to state."
Cunningham recorded 109 tackles, 27 for loss and 13 sacks as a junior.
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