LSU was viewed as the favorite to land three-star quarterback Malik Cunningham for most of his recruitment. But in the end, Cunningham opted to go elsewhere.
Cunningham committed to Louisville on Saturday afternoon after visiting the Cardinals earlier in the week. It’s clear the 6-foot-1 dual-threat quarterback was drastically swayed during his visit and may have foreshadowed his decision during an interview with SEC Country afterward.
“Louisville is panning out to be the best fit for me,” Cunningham told SEC Country on Tuesday. “I’m not saying that LSU isn’t, but I’m just going where my heart is leading me to right now.”
The Montgomery, Ala., native is rated as the No. 60 athlete and the No. 30 player in the state, according to 247Sports.com. He received scholarship offers from several SEC schools, including UGA and Kentucky. He also was recruited by Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Ole Miss and Mississippi State.