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Offers rolling in for St. Eds DB

In the last month, Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward defensive back Seth Cunningham has put together a solid offer list.
The 6-foot-0 cornerback has scholarships on the table from Cincinnati, Iowa, North Carolina, Akron, and Western Michigan.
Cunningham said he hopes to visit North Carolina either this weekend or next weekend.
"They offered me earlier in July," Cunningham said. "I was just really excited about it. I would like to play in the ACC, I like the conference a lot. They have nice weather in North Carolina, it is a beautiful campus, and they have a great coaching staff. I am excited to go down there and see it."
Cunningham said the Iowa offer came in early July as well. Coach Ken O'Keefe is recruiting Cunningham for Iowa.
"I will probably go to Iowa on August 1st to see the campus and meet all of the coaches," Cunningham said. "A Big Ten offer means a lot. Growing up, I was always watching the Michigan-Ohio State game. I watched Iowa, Purdue, Michigan State, Northwestern. I watched all of those teams."
Cincinnati was the first BCS school to offer Cunningham.
"They offered about June 20th. I went to their camp on the 14th of June and picked up the offer a couple of weeks later. I was really excited because I like their coaches a lot. I like their defensive coordinator, Coach [Bob] Diaco, and Coach [Charley] Molnar."
Cunningham missed six games last year due to a shoulder injury. He said several other schools are interested, but would like to see some senior film. He said his plan is to sit back and see what other offers he can earn.
"Michigan State, Purdue, Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, and Georgia Tech are all recruiting me," Cunningham said.
The talented defensive back did mention three schools he really hopes offer down the road.
"Notre Dame, Michigan, and Michigan State," Cunningham said. "I actually met Coach [Brian] Polian at Notre Dame. He watched me run track. He said he would keep an eye on me."
Cunningham's track times have caught the eye of many schools. His personal best in the 100 meter dash is a 10.59 (electronic timed). He is the reigning Ohio indoor 200 meter champion (21.85). Cunningham pulled a hamstring during a preliminary heat at the outdoor state championships.
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