Price's coach may have a little inside information on just how good the Fightin' Irish's chances are of stealing the state's top punting prospect from the Longhorn Nation.
"Well, it's hard to say right now," the Colleyville Heritage head man said. "It's just tough to tell. We'll have to see how he feels about Notre Dame when he goes to South Bend and ultimately it will come down to where he feels best and where he feels the most happy as far as campus life is concerned."
"Make's a good case for an early Signing Day," Cunningham added. "Texas got their foot in the door first and probably would have had him locked up if they had an early Signing Day period. But if it would have been anybody else trying to get Geoffrey to take an official visit he would have said, 'No'. Basically, I just don't know how you compete with a kid whose dream was to play for Notre Dame. They're (Texas and Notre Dame) both very comparable on the national scene, but Price has always liked Notre Dame."
Having talked before about how good this kid could be, it would certainly rank as a huge loss for Mack Brown and Co. if Tyrone Willingham and Co. come out on top, right?
"Yes, he's a good one," Cunningham said. "He's going to be a phenomenal college punter. I've said this before but have to tell you again, this kid punts the ball better than anyone I've ever seen. And the scary part of that is he's never worked at it. He's just been doin' it part-time. It's amazing to think what he might be able to do when he gets some coaching."
"He's fine," Cunningham said. "He's back to booming 75- and 80-yarders again in practice. As a matter of fact, he punted well in our last playoff game. He was punting into a really stiff wind and averaged over 40 yards per punt. That was actually the first time all year that he felt comfortable, so he's back to good health again."
With Brown's policy of UT verbals not being guaranteed a 'ship after taking an official visit to another school, one has to wonder if Price might be a little sour on Texas because of that, tilting the scales in the Fightin' Irish's favor.
"I wouldn't think so," Cunningham said. "I mean, he knows that he's taking a chance, but he also knows that he has a scholarship offer from Notre Dame and if push comes to shove, he'll be excited to play for Notre Dame and won't have any bitterness about UT. It's his decision to go and see Notre Dame and he understands that Texas may not have a 'ship for him when he gets back. But I do know he'd like to have a choice when he gets back."
He may not have one when you consider the timing of Kyle Thornton's official visit to the Forty Acres this weekend, the same weekend Price flies to Indiana. Thornton has been a target all along but has had to wait and see what might happen with Ofa Mohetau, at least that's the speculation as to why the Horns haven't yet landed the legacy offensive lineman.
At this point, it's looking like he may not have to wait any longer. In essence, Price's 'ship may very well be going to Dallas St. Mark's LT if Thornton chooses to play his college ball for The University of Texas. So, Orangebloods could be seeing a case of bad news/good news if the Horns lose Price but gain Thornton.