The Texas Longhorns finally have another target along the offensive line in the 2019 recruiting class, as position coach Herb Hand extended an offer to Iowa Central CC offensive tackle Myron Cunningham on Monday evening:
The 6’5, 315-pounder played his high school football in Warren, Ohio, before spending two seasons at Western Illinois, where he never made an appearance for the Leathernecks. And although Cunningham is still unranked by the recruiting services, he does hold offers from Arkansas, Arkansas State, Indiana, Nebraska, and New Mexico State, Pittsburgh, Southern Miss, and UAB.
So Cunningham is now a more coveted prospect than he was out of high school, despite never playing a snap during two years at the FCS level.
As a December graduate, Cunningham will have two years to play two seasons at the school of his choice.
The offer to Cunningham is the first in some time from the Longhorns, as Hand and the staff have exerted considerable effort to evaluate the junior college ranks — other than Dodge City CC’s Bamidele Olaseni, Cunningham is the only legitimate target on the board along the offensive line right now.
I just spoke with Cunningham. He tells me that Texas and Arkansas are receiving official visits and that he plans on making a NSD decision. His Arkansas OV is Dec. 7-9. No date set for Texas yet.
Texas currently holds commitments from two offensive linemen, offensive tackles Tyler Johnson and Javonne Shepherd, and would likely prefer to add two more prospects at the position in the 2019 recruiting class.