Cambridge Christian running back/defensive back Andrew Cunningham is out and about this week visiting some colleges that have offered him thus far.
The 2018 prospect has 42 offers in total. Cunningham spent Wednesday at Purdue, Thursday at Indiana and the last two days at Louisville, including Saturday’s spring game.
Pictured above is Cunningham with reigning Heisman Trophy winner, quarterback Lamar Jackson. That certainly will help any recruit want to come play there with a tour like that.
When I interviewed the Cambridge Christian playmaker last April, he held four scholarship offers from Louisville, Southern Mississippi, Liberty and Middle Tennessee State (STORY).
Since then, he has increased his stock two-fold by drawing offers from nearly every top Division-I program.
The Cardinals have liked the 6’0″, 215-pounder from the start of the process. He told me on Saturday that the Louisville coaching staff informed him that he’s a “top priority” for the 2018 class.
“They don’t want me, they need me is what all the coaching staff said,” Cunningham informed me.
In terms of his other visits, Cunningham said that Purdue wants him pretty bad and that he liked everything about Purdue.
At Cambridge Christian, he has totaled 4,606 yards (3,770 rushing and 836 receiving yards) since joining the football program as an 8th grader. He has back to back 1,000-yard rushing seasons with 17 touchdowns as a junior and 25 touchdowns as a sophomore, on the ground.
Cunningham has 71 total touchdowns (60 rushing, 11 receiving) showing off his versatility. He’s averaged 16.4 yards per catch and 9.7 yards per rush. He also has 6.5 sacks, seven forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and an interception on defense.
This is a hard worker and very personable kid. He takes his studies seriously and his training sessions are intense which help him go hard each and every game. Any college program that lands Cunningham will be very lucky.
By the time Cunningham gets to college, perhaps Louisville, Jackson will be headed to the NFL and that could open up, even more, chances for him there if they don’t wind up with a dual-threat quarterback again.
The Cardinals have offered 17 total 2018 running backs including Cunningham. Nine of those backs have yet to commit. We will see how this plays out.
Cunningham heads to Kentucky later on Saturday to complete his first big college tour. His market is heating up and he picked up a good time to take visits that is for sure.