Tide, Tigers use different pitches to flip Alabama QB committed to Louisville
Recruits might commit to a school, but a prospect’s recruitment is never truly over until the letter of intent is signed and sent to the school. Malik Cunningham, from Montgomery, Ala., pledged to Louisville earlier this year, but talked with AL.com about how the state’s SEC powers are trying to flip him.
According to Cunningham, a three-star athlete and dual-threat quarterback, Alabama would ask him to play defense.
“Coach (Nick) Saban really likes me in the secondary,” Cunningham said at a recent 7-on-7 in Hoover. “He wants me to keep coming down there and visiting. They want to evaluate me through grades and all that, and keep coming down there and getting bigger and stronger.”
Alabama can work the mom factor if the school chooses to offer Cunningham.
“I started to wonder (about flipping), with me being closer to home and my mom being able to watch me play easier and all that.”
Auburn, on the other hand, would be likely use Cunningham at quarterback after losing out on dual-threat QB Kellen Mond to Texas A&M.
“Players have been telling me that the coaches have been trying to get in touch with me, so I may get in touch with them next week,” Cunningham said. “They’re having a meeting now that Kellen committed to Texas A&M so right now, I’m still waiting. That would be a big offer, too.”
What would you do, Saturday Down South readers? Keep Cunningham at quarterback or move him into the secondary? You can make the call after watching his highlights below: