4-star Stephenson (Stone Mountain, GA) defensive end Jermaine Cunningham was impressed with the atmosphere of Virginia Tech’s game versus Miami, the team’s chemistry and the attitude of the players after Saturday night.
“Going into the game, I had no expectations of what I would see,” said Cunningham, who along with 5-star teammate Marcus Ball, made an official visit to Virginia Tech this past weekend. “I knew it would be a great game. A hyped crowd was what I saw and more. I spent time with the coaching stafff and talked to the players. I liked the new facilities they have planned. I got along real good with the coaches.”
Cunningham talked about the relationship among the Virginia Tech players.
“It’s all like a family,” Cunningham said. “After the loss, the team was mad, but they were talking about working harder and getting to a BCS game.”
Next up for the 6-4, 200-pound prospect is an official visit to Tennessee this weekend. He has Auburn scheduled for the weekend of the 18th and then Florida for the weekend of the 25th. While Cunningham was impressed with Virginia Tech, the experience wasn’t enough to vault the Hokies over Florida.
“Right now, it’s probably Florida, Virginia Tech and Auburn,” Cunningham said. “Florida is above the other two and Virginia Tech is even with Auburn.”
“Florida just has a pretty good coaching staff in getting to know them pretty well,” Cunningham said.
Official visits will be big, however, and Cunningham didn’t rule out any team overtaking Florida.
“I’m just taking a look at what these schools put in front of my face,” Cunningham said of his official visits. “Then I’ll make my call.”
…continues for Stephenson, which one its opening round playoff game. The second round is this Friday.
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