| ZACH CUNNINGHAM LB 6'4 205
Rivals ★★★★ ESPN ★★★★ 247 ★★★★ Scout ★★★★
No. 10 Overall Player in Alabama - 247Sports.com
No. 16 Outside Linebacker in Nation - ESPN.com
Selected Vanderbilt over Tennessee, Auburn, Ole Miss, Miami (Fla.), Mississippi State, Oregon and UCLA among others
[Photo Credit: Al.com/Birmingham News]
HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain and three-year starter at LB for school located just north of Birmingham... Concluded prep career by receiving Alabama 5A Lineman of the Year and Birmingham News' Lineman of the Year honors after 2012 campaign... Amassed 448 total tackles during three-year varsity career... As a senior, also earned First Team All-State recognition leading Indians to 8-4 overall record and second round of 5A state playoffs... Contributed 194 total tackles, including 41 tackles for loss and 12 sacks along with four blocked punts during the season... Participated in postseason Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl... As junior, earned All-State recognition after registering 152 tackles for 9-3 squad... Also has lettered in basketball and track.
PERSONAL Zachary Daniel Cunningham... Son of Fred and Sophie Cunningham... Born Dec. 12, 1994... Dad works in landscaping... Has four brothers: Frederick, Ethan, Nathan and Zapheth; and two sisters, Gabriel and Danica... Plays the guitar.
PINSON VALLEY HEAD COACH MATT GLOVER
"Without question, Zach is the best player I have ever coached and he's probably the most decorated player our school has ever produced.
"Zach has all the intangibles. He's 6'4" and has the long arms all coaches want. He can move, has great instincts, and really attacks the football.
"When he gets up there, he'll quickly add the weight. Then Zach is going to be real special. I really see him as an All-SEC type performer."
Cunningham Highlights | 2013 Signing Day Central