Xavier’s Glenn Cunningham, a two-year starter at running back and safety for the Falcons, has made his verbal commitment to play football at Fordham. Cunningham told GameTimeCT he made his decision June 23.
Cunningham, now a 6-foot-2, 215-pound senior, will play defense at Fordham. He played strong safety and made 43 tackles, including three for a loss during his junior season. He also had an interception and a sack.
Cunningham, has also run for 1,446 yards and 11 touchdowns in 19 games over two seasons.
He ran for 910 yards and six touchdowns as the team’s primary ballcarrier last year, especially as injuries mounted on the Falcons’ offense.
His best game was a 133-yard, two-touchdown performance in an 18-6 victory over NFA at midseason. He also ran for 135 yards in a 13-7 victory over Hand at the Surf Club. Overall, he ran for over 100 yards five times.
Cunningham emerged as a sophomore starter during Xavier’s 2014 Class LL-Small championship season. He ran for 536 yards and five touchdowns on 100 carries and scored two touchdowns in Xavier’s 35-34 overtime victory over Shelton in the Class LL-Small title game.
Fordham, an NCAA FCS school out of the Patriot League, features several former Connecticut standouts including Austin Longi (Greenwich), Colton Smith (Fairfield Prep), Jalen Ollie (Glastonbury), Tony Fox (Fairfield Prep) and Vincent Sansone (Cheshire).
Cunningham is the second Connecticut native to commit for the Class of 2017, following North Haven all-state end Jeremy Imperati, who is now at Cheshire Academy.
Updated July 6 to note that Cunningham was recruited as a safety.