LSU’s search for its next quarterback continues, and one name has become increasingly more prominent in the aftermath of the program’s Junior Day.
Three-star dual-threat quarterback Malik Cunningham has named LSU his top choice early in the recruiting process after picking up an offer on Saturday.
“Right now, they’re at the top,” Cunningham told SEC Country in regards to LSU.
“(The offense) meant that they really have been waiting on me to get there and show me and my mom around the nice campus.”
A 6-foot-1, 185-pounder out of Park Crossing High School (Montgomery, Ala.), Cunningham also holds an offer from UGA and has generated interest from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Mississippi State and Ole Miss.
Cunningham is favoring LSU, but is holding off on committing just yet.
“I got to get up there a few more times and let my family get the feel of it and some stuff like that,” he said.
LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron and first-year wide receivers coach Dameyune Craig have spearheaded Cunningham’s recruitment.
Both members of the Tigers’ staff believe the dual-threat quarterback is a perfect fit for what the LSU offense is evolving toward.
“I fit right in,” Cunningham explained. “We went over that all. They want dual-threats because that fits perfectly, and that’s what I am.”
Cunningham said he plans on committing sometime this summer.
If LSU continues to garner momentum with the Alabama native, it will have to remind Cunningham of what the coaching staff said on Junior Day.
“They said to keep us (LSU) in mind because you’re special with the rock in your hand,’ Cunningham recalled. “(They said) we need you.”
Cunningham is rated as the nation’s No. 53 athlete and the No. 28 prospect from Alabama, per the 247Sports Composite.