Top five for Rivals250 wide receiver
BRADENTON, Fla. - Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) University School four-star wide receiver Jordan Cunningham hasn't eliminated any schools, but admits that his list is essentially down to five schools at this stage.
"Stanford, Miami, Alabama, Notre Dame, and Oklahoma State," Cunningham said. "The top five is pretty much equal."
The 6-foot-3, 175-pound wide receiver recently saw a pair of those top schools.
"I just came back from Stanford last week," Cunningham said. "I went to Miami's campus not long before that because they wanted to see me before I went out to California."
The Rivals250 wide receiver talked about checking out the Cardinal.
"Stanford was real good," Cunningham said. "It was a nice campus. The weather was nice. No humidity, no bugs. But that wasn't the main reason I went out there. I went out there to learn about their academics and how they would progress me in my road to success. I had a chance to talk with the offensive coaches and just hang out.
"It was a nice vibe out there with the coaches and how they do things and run things," Cunningham added. "The camp was nice. It was a big camp with almost 300 guys. They had some committed guys, so they had their 2013 quarterback throwing with me. It was a nice setting."
With it being his first visit to Palo Alto, Cunningham was very impressed by the grounds the school is on.
"I always heard the campus was nice but to see it in person, it was kind of breathtaking for the lack of a better word," Cunningham said.
Prior to his trip to the West Coast, Cunningham visited Miami with freshman teammate, standout running back Jordan Scarlett.
"That was just to see them (Miami) before I went out (to California) and to talk with them," Cunningham said. "We wanted to tour the campus but the weather situation didn't allow us. But we still had fun over there."
In addition to visiting Miami, the South Florida standout recently checked out Miami's four-star quarterback commitment on video.
"I watched the quarterback that is committed to them from my class, Kevin Olsen, I saw his highlight tape," Cunningham said. "He is a real good quarterback. He can throw the short routes, the deep routes, everything."
Cunningham says going into a school with an established signal-caller or top-tier prospect at the position is going to play a role in his decision.
"It definitely does," Cunningham said. "You have to have a quarterback that can throw you the rock. So you definitely have to look into that as well as academics and the type of offense that they run."
He may attend a few camps in July along with his teammates, but didn't know any specific plans at this time. He does intend to hit the road during the season to check out some of his top schools.
"I am definitely going to take my official visits," Cunningham said. "I will probably go to Notre Dame, Alabama, and back to Stanford and probably Oklahoma State."
The South Florida Express Elite 7-on-7 squad member says his decision will likely come after his visits.