After an unofficial visit to Louisville Cardinals on July 25, 3-Star Chris Cunningham named the Cardinals as his leader. Under new (and old) head coach Bobby Petrino, the Cardinals will have a wide open offense going forward and a player like Cunningham would likely see more targets with the Cardinals.
However, just two days later, Cunningham was off to Blacksburg to visit the Virginia Tech Hokies.
On Friday, Cunningham gave his pledge to the Hokies.
“I like the overall environment and it just felt like a second home at Virginia Tech,” Cunningham told HokieHaven.com.
The 6’3, 225-pound Cunningham is from Jacksonville, Florida and attends Atlantic Coast High School. He is ranked as the country’s 38th-best tight end prospect, the 151st-best overall prospect in the state of Florida and the 1,068th-best overall prospect in the class of 2015 according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings. Cunningham also holds offers from the Cincinnati Bearcats, Central Florida Knights, Illinois Fighting Illini, Kentucky Wildcats, Maryland Terrapins, Purdue Boilermakers, South Florida Bulls and Wake Forest Demon Deacons, among others.
Cunningham becomes the 14th member of the Hokies’ 2015 recruiting class, which now includes:
- 3-Star S Adonis Alexander, 6-3, 193, Charlotte, N.C. (Independence)
- TE Xavier Burke, 6-4,250, Fork Union, VA (Fork Union Military Academy)
- 3-Star LB Damien Dozier, 6-4, 210, Raleigh, N.C. (Virginia Episcopal)
- 3-Star LB Tremaine Edmunds, 6-3, 200, Danville (Dan River)
- 3-Star DE Trevon Hill, 6-4, 220, Virginia Beach, VA (Salem)
- 3-Star DB DuWayne Johnson, 6-1, 161, Washington, D.C. (H.D. Woodson)
- 3-Star DT Harry Lewis, 6-0, 250, Hampton, VA (Phoebus)
- 3-Star LB Carson Lydon, 6-1, 231, Tarpon Springs, FL (East Lake)
- 3-Star RB Deshawn McClease, 5-9, 175, Chesapeake, VA (Oscar Smith)
- 4-Star DB Mook Reynolds, 6-0, 170, Greensboro (Northern Guilford)
- OG Tyrell Smith, 6-5, 265, Ashburnham, MA (Cushing Academy)
- ATH Tabyus Taylor, 6-1, 220, Dawsonville (Atlanta Sports Academy)
- 3-Star DT Eric Whitehead, 6-0, 300, Indianapolis (Lawrence Central)
The Hokies’ class ranks 46th in the country and 11th in the ACC.
— ✈️Chris✈️ (@Chrvs_85) August 8, 2014