Where Does Cunningham Stand?

As signing day nears, Pinson (Ala.) LB Zach Cunningham will be deciding between three schools, all of which have seen him in the last week. His offensive coordinator, Chris Mills, breaks down where he stands and when he could make a decision

According to Mills, Auburn, Oregon and Vanderbilt all remain choices for Cunningham heading into the final five days. Vanderbilt stopped in early on Friday to reaffirm their interest.

"Vanderbilt has really done a great job recruiting Zach," Mills said. "They've really put the full court press on him. I know he had a really good time there last weekend."

Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich and linebackers coach Don Pellum also stopped in earlier in the week to check in on Cunningham. Mills said the visit had a positive impact and has kept Oregon up on Zach's list.

"It was more of Coach Helfrich showing his face, shaking Zach's hand, talking to him and making sure that Zach knew he was a priority for them," Mills said.

Auburn visited last Friday, but they have notified Cunningham that they are awaiting a decision from another talented linebacker before going all-in with Cunningham.

"They talk to him every day," Mills said. "I know they are sitting on Reuben Foster right now and waiting to see what happens with him."

Mills anticipates a decision early next week from Cunningham.

"I don't think he's going anywhere this weekend," Mills said. "I think he's going to spend this weekend with his family and really try to figure out what the best place for him is. I would guess by Monday he'll probably know what he's going to do."

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