Cunningham is a Commodore

Vanderbilt secured a huge commitment from Fort Lauderdale (FL) University School wide receiver Jordan Cunningham on Signing Day

Jordan Cunningham, one of the top receivers in Florida, committed to Vanderbilt on Signing Day.

"I'm currently working on a 50-year career plan that begins with me as a Division I wide receiver and will continue as a professional engineer and entrepreneur," said Cunningham on ESPNU. "That being said, I will now choose the college that will provide the best of both worlds – academically and athletically – The Vanderbilt University."

The coaches and opportunities available at Vanderbilt were the difference for Cunningham.

"I love the coaches – Coach (James) Franklin and Coach (Josh) Gattis – they're great guys," he said. "Like I said, it's the best place academically and athletically. I'm going to go in there and work hard and try to get a starting position as a freshman."

Despite the Commodores big season in 2012, Cunningham said that had little to do with his decision.

"Their success this year didn't really have a big impact," said Cunningham, who chose Vanderbilt over Florida State, Miami, and Stanford. "Obviously you want to win games in college, but to be honest, I didn't really watch that much. But the academics, that was the big deal for me. Football is going to end at some point and you've got to have a backup plan."

Cunningham is a three-star prospect and the 52nd-ranked receiver in the 2013 class.

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