Malik Cunningham looks to complete a pass on August 18 (Photo by Jason Caldwell)

Alabama quarterback Malik Cunningham confirms to Scout.com that he has shut down his recruitment after an official visit to Louisville

Alabama quarterback Malik Cunningham confirms to Scout.com that he has shut down his recruitment after an official visit to Louisville. Cunningham has been committed to the Cardinals since April.

Montgomery, Ala., Park Crossing quarterback Malik Cunningham has been committed to the University of Louisville since April but had been thinking about taking a visit next week to Florida.

But that's not the plan any more.

After his official visit to Louisville over the weekend, Cunningham has confirmed to Scout.com that he is "shutting it down."

The 6-foot, 190-pound Cunningham said he is "110 percent" committed to Louisville and will not make any other visits. He'll sign with the Cardinals on Feb. 1 and will report to campus on May 30.

Cunningham said U of L coach Bobby Petrino told him he "could finally sleep" with his future QB not making any other visits.

"I took that off his mind and I think that was the right decision for me," Cunningham told Scout's John Garcia. "It felt really good and I can't wait to get there. I report on May 30."

During the official visit, Cunningham hung out with nine other commitments and spent time with the staff and current players, including Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson.

"Oh yeah, last night at dinner he was just talking about all the good times as a freshman and having to wait his turn," Cunningham said. "And that's what I'll have to do, basically following the same footsteps."

Ranked as the No. 49 player overall in Alabama, Cunningham is listed as the No. 49 athlete in the country by Scout.com. He's a three-star athlete an the No. 24 athlete in the South.

Cunningham guided Park Crossing into the state semifinals as a senior. 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.

"It just feels like home there (at Louisville)," Cunningham said. "The facilities are amazing and in the next few years we'll be competing for the CFB playoffs."

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