Cats land top JUCO CB

With the coaching staff on the road and burning up the recruiting trail, the Cats landed a big commitment from one of the top Jr. College players......

After taking a visit to Kansas State last month, Independence (Kan.) Community College cornerback Ray Cheatham decided that his future was in Manhattan and committed to Coach Prince.

"Yes sir I actually committed to Kansas State after thinking it over and talking with my parents. I called Coach Prince last night and let him know and the coaches all went crazy after that," said Cheatham.

Cheatham says that in looking to make a decision he tried to determine where he felt the best and then made his decision from there.

"I just felt more comfortable there. The whole coaching staff really just made me feel comfortable there. Coach Prince is someone that tells you things like they are and I can go in and play there and also get an education and graduate," Cheatham told KStateFans.

The Cats landed Cheatham's commitment over strong competition from Minnesota.

"I really had it down to K-State and Minnesota and I just thought about it and tried to pick the best place for me. I talked to my family about it and I just felt that K-State is the best place for me."

Cheatham who was spending time with his grandmother at the time says that he has yet to notify the coaches at Minnesota but that he will let everyone know his intentions in the near future.

"I have not had a chance really to talk to them (Minnesota Coaches) but I will. I have to leave for Independence and then I will let them know after I get back."

With three years to play three, Cheatham says that he is looking forward to coming in and competing for playing time. At 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds, the three star recruit who originally hails from El Dorado Arkansas says he has the time and skills set to challenge.

"I did not play my freshman year, I redshirted so I will have three years left. I played last year and so I will be a sophomore when I get there (Kansas State). I have plans to graduate in May and after that I am looking forward to playing. They have told me that they need me and that I have a shot to come in and play."

Cheatham choose the Cats over offers from Minnesota, Kansas and ISU.

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