Cheathem: Michigan Moving Up

Michigan Head Coach Lloyd Carr joined defensive backs coach Ron English in a visit Wednesday to Pomona (Calif.) DB <b>Keston Cheathem's</b> home. GoBlueWolverine Magazine talked with Cheathem after the visit and he immediatey said to change his status.

"Move my status on Michigan from medium interest to high interest on your site," Pomona DB Keston Cheathem (6-2, 185 lbs., 4.55 in the 40, 2.8 GPA, 820 SAT) told GBW Wednesday night after an in-home visit with Michigan Head Coach Lloyd Carr. "Michigan is my number one school for sure now."

Cheathem will take his last official visit this weekend to Colorado. Then he said he plans to enjoy the time until the CaliFlorida Bowl, where he said he'll make his announcement. He has already made official visits to Washington (9/26), Washington State (10/3), Michigan (10/17), and Oregon State (10/31).

This was the first time Cheathem's parents had met the Michigan head coach. "My mom really felt comfortable with Coach Carr," he said. "They talked about all the support available to students and athletes and it really made her more comfortable with the idea of me leaving."

Cheathem is a three-star prospect that is slated to be a safety in college, though some programs are recruiting him as a wide receiver. "The Michigan coaches have told me I'll come in as a corner until I gain some weight, then I'll move to safety," Cheathem said. "I would probably red-shirt if that's the case so I can bulk up."

Cheathem will be attending this years Rose Bowl as part of the entire CaliFlorida Bowl experience. With the Wolverines playing in this years classic Cheathem was asked who he would be rooting for. "Oh I'll be rooting for my Michigan boys for sure," he said. "Eugene (Germany) and I are going to see one of the team practices when they're out here. We're going on the 20th of this month."

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