“I consider myself a pretty hard commitment to Miami,” Cunningham said. “I have felt great about my decision since I committed. I am looking forward to opening holes for Lorenzo Lingard right now.”

Cunningham is an important commitment considering the Hurricanes’ tackle situation. The 6-5, 270-pound junior is considered the the No. 36 tackle in his class by the 247Sports composite rankings and Miami got in early on a prospect with high upside. The Hurricanes were the first Power 5 program to offer Cunningham, who also plays tight end and defensive end for St. Martin High School in Ocean Springs, Miss. Miami may only wind up with one tackle in the current class, so the position could be a priority in 2019.

Interest will pick up for Cunningham at some point – LSU and Mississippi have both expressed interest – but first impressions last and the Hurricanes made a good one.

“I did not go there planning to commit to Miami,” Cunningham said. “It just hit me. After the Paradise Camp, I went up to talk to Coach [Mark] Richt and I told him I felt Miami is the school for me.

“I did not think I was going to commit on my first visit, but I had that feeling.”