Cheeseboro commits to the Terps

The latest member to join the group of Maryland football commitments is three-star Milford Mill Academy wide receiver Tyrek Cheeseboro.

The latest member to join the group of Maryland football commitments is three-star Milford Mill Academy wide receiver Tyrek Cheeseboro.

The 5-foot-11, 169 lbs. star, who is ranked as the 123rd best receiver the nation, decided to commit to the Terrapins last night because of three main reasons.

"My main thing with Maryland is I wanted a school that was good academically, athletically, and socially," Cheeseboro said. "I fit in well socially and because it's such a big school I think it will really showcase my talents."

The Baltimore native selected Maryland over the likes of Rutgers, West Virginia, Connecticut, and Pittsburgh. A major part of the allure of Maryland, besides the fact it's his home school, was the coaching staff.

"I love the staff," he said. "(Coach Hull), Coach Franklin and Coach (Griffin) all were recruiting me. (Coach) Franklin really supported me and made me really want to be there."

Known for his speed, Cheeseboro states the coaching staff has indicated they would like to use them a lot like they did with a guy that was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in this year's NFL Draft.

"They want to use me a lot like Darrius Heyward-Bey," he said. "Like doing a lot of screens, going on the fly and just trying to get open space and make things happen. I love that if Heyward-Bey can make it work and be successful then I know that I can too."

This off-season he says he has mostly been working on trying to get bigger and stronger for the upcoming season. While he is clearly interested in trying to lead his team to a state championship, he is content with a much simpler concept.

"Mostly I just want to have fun," he admitted. "I want to hang out with my guys and just do what I know we can do."

Cheeseboro is another Maryland recruit that is interested in majoring in Criminal Justice and admitted the closeness of the FBI Building and chance for potential internships weighed into his decision.

He reports a 820 score on his first attempt at the SATs, but says that he will take it at least two more times.

"My parents always taught me to do the most that you can and that's why I know I'll take it two more times," he said. "I want to just keep improving it and showing what I can do."


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