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Will 4-Star WR Jordan Cunningham Land at Oklahoma State, Alabama or Notre Dame?
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4-Star wide receiver Jordan Cunningham is an extremely talented football player, and he's going to be an absolutely integral offensive piece for whichever college football program is able to land him.

According to Jay Fielder of OStateIllustrated.com, the 4-star wideout has six schools on his radar, and they are all on equal footing:

Lastly, the 6-foot-3, 175-pounder confirmed that Oklahoma State, Stanford, Alabama, Notre Dame, Miami, and Florida State are the six schools he is most focused on at this point although nobody stands out at the moment.

"Everyone in the top six is pretty even," he said.

It is interesting to note that Cunningham has scheduled an official visit to Oklahoma State to watch them take on Texas though, and he does sound pretty impressed with their system, according to Fielder's report:

"I love the type of offense that they run and obviously they've had plenty of good wide receivers like Justin Blackmon and I just want to go up there and see what they have," explained the four-star pass catcher of his interest in the OSU program.

There are some big schools in the running for Cunningham. Alabama is obviously the defending national champion and Notre Dame and Florida State are back on the rise. Even Stanford and Miami are attractive options for big time recruits, but when it comes down to it, I believe it's that offensive system at OSU that will reel Cunningham in.

Cunningham is a big play threat as a receiver.

Check out Cunningham's highlights and you'll see where I'm coming from. He's undoubtedly a natural playmaker and I would classify him as a "go and get it" receiver.

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Former OSU wide receiver star Justin Blackmon

What I mean is that he seems to thrive when he's asked to run a fade route, beat the corner and go get the football that was just heaved down the field by the quarterback. He's a big-play receiver, and at 6'3' he's actually taller than former Cowboys' wideout Justin Blackmon (6'1''). Cunningham will have to put on a bit of muscle weight if he wants to be the type of big time possession receiver Blackmon was as well, but that's something that will come with time.

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All in all, Cunningham has the height and skill to be a great college football receiver, and he'd really have the chance to shine at Oklahoma State.

Alabama is too focused on running the ball—which is not a bad thing but he'd be targeted much less—and Notre Dame has had a revolving door and quarterback for the past few years. It's a wonder how former Irish stud wide receiver Michael Floyd ever saw the endzone, with seemingly a different quarterback throwing him the ball every week. The Cowboys have two freshman quarterbacks who appear to have potential, and in their offensive system putting up a bunch of passing yards is not a problem. The Cowboys are currently ranked seventh in college football in passing yards, averaging 361.5 yards per game, and that's not a trend I see going away anytime soon.

If Cunningham wants to rack up a ton of receiving yards and find the end zone a whole lot in his college career, he'll end up going to Oklahoma State.

 

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