Cunningham's son on track to be as good as dad
Randall Cunningham II is already a standout star in both football and the high jump.
SOMEDAY Randall Cunningham may again be quarterback of the Eagles.
We're not talking about the guy who holds the record for the longest punt in Eagles history - 91 yards against the Giants on Dec. 3, 1989. We're talking about his son, Randall Cunningham II.
RC2 is only a junior at Bishop Gorman High in Las Vegas, but he has already received scholarship offers from UNLV - his father's alma mater - Syracuse, Baylor, LSU and Mississippi State.
The younger Cunningham, who is 6-4 and 180 pounds, is also quite the track star.
Eleven days ago, he high jumped 7 feet, 3.25 inches in the Nevada state championship. That's the best jump among high schoolers in the nation this year. He has also run the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds.
"I think he's going to be one of the top guys in the country, really," Bishop Gorman quarterbacks coach Ron O'Dell told the Syracuse Post-Standard. "That's his expectation and it's ours, too."
RC2 told ESPN.com that his father's stardom inspired him.
"I knew I had to live up to that," he said. "He's been there and done everything at the highest level. I decided I had to be better than that."
The elder Cunningham said his son has developed quicker athletically than he did.
"He's faster than I was [at his age], faster than I was in college," he told ESPN.com. "And he knows more of the game. He wants more and more and more."
It's still early in the recruitment process, but, so far, senior likes the interest junior is getting from Baylor.
"I'm really excited about it because they know what they're doing at Baylor," he told NFL.com. "A great head coach [Art Briles]. "They are people, I believe, if my son was at a school like that, they would take care of him. Thank God he has some choices. He could also run track at LSU, because he really does want to run track."