By Otis Kirk
Iowa Central Community College offensive tackle Myron Cunningham has been named to the National Junior College Athletic Association All-America first team.
Cunningham, 6-6, 300, committed to Arkansas Dec. 11. The NJCAA selection is another honor for Cunningham. He was recruited to Arkansas by Dustin Fry, the offensive line coach.
“I like Coach Fry a lot,” Cunningham said. “He’s a young guy but I feel like we connected right away. He said I would have the ability to come in and play right away at the left tackle spot so I’m liking it. He’s a cool guy.”
He chose the Razorbacks over Oklahoma and also received offers from Texas, Rutgers, Kentucky, Missouri, Arizona, Mississippi State, Indiana, Pittsburgh, Nebraska, New Mexico State, Arkansas State, Southern Miss and UAB.
Cunningham is one of six offensive linemen slated to sign with the Hogs this week. He is joined by Lackawanna (Pa.) Community College’s Chibueze Nwanna, 6-8, 320; Tulsa (Okla.) Union’s Ricky Stromberg, 6-4, 300; Jenks (Okla.) High’s Brady Latham, 6-5, 287; Tyler (Texas) Lee’s Beaux Limmer, 6-5, 280; and Baton Rouge (La.) University Lab’s Dylan Rathcke, 6-5, 295. In addition, the Hogs have a commitment from Searcy’s Andrew Vest, 6-6, 310, to be a preferred walk-on. Vest had several scholarship offers.
Cunningham, Nwanna and Vest will enroll at Arkansas in January.
In unrelated Razorback news, Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College running back Dezmon Jackson, 6-0, 219, was named to the honorable mention list. Jackson played his high school football at Parkers Chapel High School near El Dorado. This season, Jackson carried 163 times for 1,216 yards and 13 touchdowns while also catching nine passes for 57 yards and a touchdown.