"The camp went pretty good for me," he says, noting that it was the first time he had attended a camp at Auburn. "I like that we got a lot of reps and plenty of chances to catch the football. I also felt like I learned a lot."
The coaches obviously thought Cunningham was an interesting player. "They wanted me to stay at the end of the camp and get in some more reps so they could get another look. I think that went well."
The 17-year-old tight end has good size. He measured in at the Auburn camp standing 6-4 3/4 while weighing 225 pounds. Cunningham said that this fall will be his fourth year as a football starter. With his team switching from a ground-oriented Wing-T to a passing-oriented spread offense this year, he is expected to be able to showcase his receiving skills as a senior.
He also plays basketball and baseball for Montevallo High School. Asked which sport is his best, Cunningham said, "I am going to have to say football."
UAB was the first Division I program to offer him a scholarship in football. The tight end is hoping that more are on the way.
Corey Cunningham will be a senior this fall.