Chad Simmons

Louisville commit Malik Cunningham hopes to take official visit to Florida

Malik Cunningham visited Florida a few weeks back, and the Louisville pledge is now considering an official visit with the Gators.

Malik Cunningham has been committed to Louisville since April, and although the three-star athlete remains solid to his pledge, another school has come into the fray, Florida

Cunnigham recently took a trip down to Gainesville to see the Gators in action against South Carolina. 

"Considering it was my first time. I really loved it," he said. "Coach Mac [Jim McElwain] does a great job with the team. I really see myself coming here." 

His visit allowed Cunnigham to see UF in action, but it also allowed him to get a glimpse of McElwain the person, rather than McElwain the head coach. 

"He is a very cool coach," he said. "I would love to play for him. When you have coaches like that it makes the whole team come as one. and makes it so smooth." 

Cunnigham has set his official visit to see Louisville for Jan. 14-17, however, he is not closing the door on Florida. 

"I'm committed to Louisville," he said.  "[Offensive Coordinator] Coach [Doug] Nuss [Nussmeier] said to take an official at the end of my season. Talk some football with me and stuff like that."

According to Cunnigham, both the Cardinals and the Gators are always in contact with him. He hopes his official visits will provide a clearer picture of what he wants in a school. 

"I want a home and a place where I want to play as a freshman," he said. "I want to see where I can get on the field faster."

 Cunningham helped Park Crossing into the state semifinals. He finished his career with 8,470 all-purpose yards. He passed for 6,553 yards and 71 touchdowns, while rushing for 1,917 yards and 32 TDs.

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