The North Carolina Tar Heels’ receiving corps just got a bit deeper, as former Vanderbilt Commodores wideout Jordan Cunningham announced on his personal Twitter page that he would be continuing his education and college playing career in Chapel Hill.
A former four-star recruit out of University School of Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Cunningham caught 19 passes for 150 yards in one-plus seasons with Vanderbilt. Early last season, he took a leave of absence from the football team for “personal reasons” before opting to transfer the next month.
Cunningham will now have to sit out a season, per NCAA transfer rules, but will then have two years of eligibility remaining when he suits up for UNC in 2016. That will give the team’s receiving corps some much-needed depth, as the Tar Heels ranked 27th in passing offense in 2014 but struggled to keep up in the fast and feisty ACC.
Hopefully, Cunningham can help bring the team to the next level.
UNC opens 2015 on the road against Steve Spurrier’s South Carolina Gamecocks at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium.
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