Cunningham "high on the list"

Jacksonville (Fla.) Atlantic Coast High School was well represented at Will Muschamp's camp this weekend at Florida. One of the top prospects in attendance was tight end Chris Cunningham. With 30+ football scholarship offers already in hand, Cunningham ventured to Florida to earn another one. He left knowing that he isn't far from getting the Gator offer.

At 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds, Chris Cunningham is a guy that defies his size with his athletic ability on the field. He showed that athletic ability at Florida's Will Muschamp Football Camp on Monday.

"It went pretty well, it was hot, but we were in shape," Cunningham said shortly after the camp session on Monday. "I think I did really well. They said I did really well overall in my route running."

The Florida staff made sure to tell Cunningham that they will be watching him closely.

"They told me I am high on the list after I started doing my routes and cutting," he said. "I was breaking guys off and catching the ball."

The Gators have switched to a spread offense and that involves the tight end playing in the slot and more of a pass receiver than a blocker at the line of scrimmage. That is right up Cunningham's alley.

"I love the spread offense, I like to spread the field and get one on one," he said. "I don't like all the I-formation stuff and get lined up against a linebacker or safety and compete."

Cunningham is up to 31 offers and would like to add the Gators to that list. He has a top 12 that doesn't include Florida, but that would change if the offer came.

"They will call me and let me know something sometime early this week or next week. Hopefully I can get this offer," he said. "They will definitely jump in the mix if I get an offer."

Cunningham thinks he brings a lot to the table as an offensive play maker.

"I think I am really versatile," he said. "My route running is a strength and I know how to read the defense. I basically attack your weakness and beat you at that."

He also knows what he is looking for in a school.

"It will be about relationships with coaches, seeing myself being there for four years. It will also be about the academics.


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