Scout's Take...Tyrek Cheeseboro

Scout.com looks at 2010 WR Tyrek Cheeseboro from Milford Mill Academy in Baltimore, MD. The three-star wide receiver and Maryland commit is playing both ways for his high school this season but it is as a wide receiver that he will make an impact for the Terps.

Tyrek Cheeseboro really impressed me this summer. He was the main target of defenders but still makes plays regardless. This season his stats have been hampered by an injured starting quarterback. He is playing on the defense and leads his team in tackles. He is happy to do what the team needs him to do regardless if it is best for him personally. It is this team first attitude that makes him even more appealing as a recruit. Cheeseboro isn't brash or cocky but don't let his humble demeanor take away from the fierce competitor he is on the field. Cheeseboro is a winner and driven to succeed.

Top wide receivers have an ability to make plays no matter what the circumstances. Cheeseboro is this type of receiver. He is a very smooth route runner and gets good separation. He is very quick and bursts out of his cuts. Cheeseboro isn't the biggest guy but he is tough. He can be physical and body the defender. He is elusive in the open field. He has very good hands and doesn't let the ball get into his body. He plays like he is the best player on the field. He doesn't have elite speed but he does have very good speed, enough to take it the distance on any play. He does have very good quickness as well. He is the fastest of the top tier receivers in the state. He is an excellent combo receiver. He has the hands of a possession receiver and the speed of a downfield threat. Even though he is tough he will need to add weight and strength for the next level.

Maryland got a great team player in Cheeseboro. He will be a positive force in the lockerroom. He had several offers from a good list of schools. Like most high profile players he would have certainly increased his offer list had Maryland not got his commitment in July. He will be a good addition to special teams right away. He may be used as a returner but I see him more as a gunner initially. His playmaking ability should lead him to substantial playing time as a sophomore and he should be an impact player by his third year.


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