Shrine Bowl: Justice Cunningham

ROEBUCK, S.C. -- The Shrine Bowl presents many opportunities to meet new people and experience many different functions. Scout caught up with many of the week's participants to find out the latest, as well as what the stars are expecting from the event itself.

Shrine Bowl Q + A: South Carolina Commit--Justice Cunningham

We're here at the Shrine Bowl, replete with its festivities.  Talk a little about what you are expecting.

"I'm expecting a lot of competition this week," he said.  "I want to see how good some of these guys are and really how good I am."

Before we get too deep into the Shrine Bowl questions, give us a little background on how your season went.

"We were 14-0, undefeated," he said.  "And we went to the State Championship where we lost 7-6."

And it hurt pretty bad."

You are a South Carolina Commit, so talk a little about where things stand with that and what you are looking forward to when you get there.

Cunningham has the athleticism and the size to play either at TE or DT

"I hope to be a strong blocker," he shared.  "And maybe I can be an effective part of the passing game, too."

What are your plans, in terms of graduation?

"I'm gonna finish out the year and have a little fun before I head off to summer school."

Is there anybody on the North Carolina team that you are looking forward to going up against, somebody that you might have circled?

"Basically, their whole O-line," Cunningham said.  "They're pretty big and I want to see how I can do against them.

Scout's Take

Cunningham is playing on the DL here at the Shrine Bowl, and he may be the best interior DL on the squad.

He moves exceptionally well and uses his hands better than most. His athleticism is on display the most when he redirects within the box and makes plays on much quicker and faster RBs. He is also fun to watch in open-field pursuit.

As for his going up against the NC OL, the match-up that most want to see is JC against Travis Bonds, himself a devastating blocker.

Stay Tuned as Scout brings you more from Cunningham and others throughout the week.

Burke Hayes is the Southeastern Regional Manager for Football Recruiting at Scout.

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