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Former heralded WR prospect Jordan Cunningham transfers to UNC

Jordan Cunningham (84), a former four-star wide receiver prospect who has played the past two seasons at Vanderbilt, is transferring to North Carolina, the school announced on Wednesday.
Jordan Cunningham (84), a former four-star wide receiver prospect who has played the past two seasons at Vanderbilt, is transferring to North Carolina, the school announced on Wednesday. Getty Images

Jordan Cunningham, a former four-star wide receiver prospect who has played the past two seasons at Vanderbilt, is transferring to North Carolina, the school announced on Wednesday.

Cunningham will sit out this season per NCAA transfer rules and will be eligible to play in 2016. He'll have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Cunningham didn't play a large role in the Commodores' offense the past two seasons. He'll arrive at UNC with 19 collegiate receptions, and he caught 15 of those passes during his freshman year. The Associated Press reported that Cunningham took a leave of absence in September and announced on Twitter in May that he'd transfer to Cincinnati.

Cunningham was considered among the top receiver prospects in the country during his days at University School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Cunningham was a four-star prospect according to Rivals and 24/7 Sports, and he was also an Under Armour All-American.

In high school Cunningham had no shortage of scholarship offers, according to Rivals.com. Among the many schools that offered him scholarships, according to the website, were Alabama, Clemson and Georgia.

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