Cunningham picks up NU offer

The 2014 prospect reflects on his visit to Nebraska over the weekend.

While snagging 2012 recruits like Deverell Biggs is important for Nebraska basketball, getting a jump start on future classes is also a most for new head Tim Miles and crew.

In addition to elite sophomore center Jahlil Okafor from Chicago visiting this weekend, so was Morgan Park high school 2014 prospect Josh Cunningham, a fellow AAU teammate on Mac Irvin Fire.

After averaging 12 points and nine rebounds a game last season, Cunningham jumped on to the national scene, and was finally rewarded for his hard work over the weekend with his first offer.

"I really liked the school, it was pretty nice," said Cunningham. "I was thinking to myself that the hard work finally paid off, but I still have to work hard.

"We came because of Coach Coleman, but in the end we had interest in the school also because of the people, the facilities, the area, and the conference."

Cunningham is currently 6-foot-7 and 180 pounds. He's also being recruited by Illinois, Northwestern, Kansas State, and Wisconsin.

"Josh was one of our projects. When he first came over to Morgan Park, nobody knew who Josh was. He was a guy who ended up growing three inches in one year," said Mac Irvin Fire AAU head coach Mike Irvin. "His upside is unbelievable. He's only been on the seen for a year. We think the way Josh works in the gym and the way he's improving, he's going to be a top 25 player before it's all said and done. He's making some huge strides."

Stick with Big Red Report as we continue to monitor recruiting for Nebraska basketball as the Huskers begin a new era.

Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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