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No. 3 QB in Alabama and Louisville commitment Malik Cunningham works out for Nick Saban as a defensive back

Alabama covets versatility on either side of the ball and Montgomery's Malik Cunningham, a prep quarterback, could bring that to the Crimson Tide secondary. He worked out in Tuscaloosa Sunday and may soon return.

Since committing to Louisville in mid-April, recruiting has actually picked up for three-star Montgomery (Ala.) Park Crossing athlete Malik Cunningham. It's a multi-layered story line because of his athletic ability. The Cardinals took his pledge as a quarterback and recently interested Oregon likes him there as well while other programs feel his ability is better suited as a wide receiver of defensive back.

Long open to those possibilities, Cunningham took the next step Sunday in working out for Alabama as a defender, where he says he more than held his own in front of Nick Saban, secondary coach Derrick Ansley and others. 

"Coach Saban loved me, said I stood out,," he said. "He was like I was very athletic and he loved how I was able to transform from a QB to a DB.  They want me to come back. 

"Coach Ansley, that's my guy. He just wants me to keep getting the DB work. I think my feet were good and the way I attacked the ball. I just gotta get reps at it."

Still solid to the ACC program, Cunningham does admit offers from the Crimson Tide and/or Ducks would make a significant impact on him. 

"(It) Would mean a lot, it's so much love up there, too," he said of Tuscaloosa. "They just started recruiting hard. And I'm still waiting to see from Oregon." 

Cunningham could return to Tuscaloosa later in the week for a second showing depending on the contact with the staff going forward. He is visiting Georgia Tech Monday.

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