August 29, 2009

Akron commit looking around?

Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward defensive back Seth Cunningham committed to Akron in late July, but according to the three-star prospect the recruiting process is far from over.

Cunningham, a 6-foot, 170-pound corner from the Buckeye State, had picked up offers from Cincinnati and Western Michigan prior to making his decision last month.

He has been in touch with several schools from BCS conferences since announcing he would join the Zips, and depending on how his senior season goes, he could have more offers to choose from.

"Actually, I have been talking to other schools," Cunningham explained. "I mean, I've had a lot of contact with other coaches who have wanted to continue recruiting me. It's not final yet (his decision), so I'll see how my senior year goes. We'll see what happens then."

What schools has the three-star senior been in touch with?

"Actually I've been in touch with Michigan State a lot, Iowa, Ohio State and Purdue. Those are the main ones, I'd say. Also North Carolina a lot, too.

"I missed six games last year due to a shoulder injury. A lot of (schools) didn't see a lot of my film, but at camps they really liked my 40-time and things like that. All of them were saying they want to see my first four games."

One of the reasons he chose Akron in the first place is because of the flexibility they have displayed when it comes to where they want to put him on the field. Cunningham said they talked about letting him play wide receiver or defensive back, as well as helping on punt and kick returns.

St. Edward lost their first game of the season to Mentor 28-15 on Friday night. Cunningham and his fellow defensive players performed well, but the St. Edward offense turned the ball over six times, leading to the Mentor victory.

Cunningham plans on taking a few official visits if the opportunities arise.

"I'm not too sure yet, but I really think I will," he said. "I really want to get down to see North Carolina. I also want to see Michigan State and Ohio State."

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