Scout Rating: **
Scout Ranking: NR WR
Size: 6-0, 180 pounds
Hometown: New Bern, NC
School: New Bern High School
Projected Position At NC State: Wide Receiver
Accolades: NCPreps.com All-State team, helped team to state championship title
Stats: 795 receiving yards and nine touchdowns, also had two rushing scores, five interceptions, a punt returned for a touchdown and two kickoffs returned for touchdowns, had three 100 yard receiving games as a senior
Commit Date: June 25, 2012
Recruiting Scene: Despite possessing good size, blazing speed and some impressive performances on the combine circuit last spring, Cherry didn't receive very much attention on the recruiting trail. There was interest from most of the in-state schools but it wasn't until his performance at NC State's football camp last summer that Cherry finally landed his first scholarship offer.
He performed extremely well in testing and then backed that up with some solid play in one on ones and that was enough for the Wolfpack coaches. They offered and Cherry wasted no time committing to State. Even after a coaching change a little over a month ago, he remained committed to the Pack.
Why NC State?: "The coaches just offered me a little while ago and I committed," said Cherry. "I've been waiting on that offer for a while now so I was relieved when they did.
"I like everything about NC State. I like the school, the environment, and the facilities. The coaches are cool... I just fit in there."
Picked NC State Over: interest from East Carolina, UNC, Appalachian State and Wake Forest
Scouting Report: "Cherry is a dynamic playmaker that can beat his opponents in many ways. One of the fastest players in North Carolina, Cherry, is a threat to go the distance every time he touches the football. He has good ball skills and is a nightmare for defenses in the open field.
"Cherry could play offense or defense at the next level, but I expect him to make an early impact on special teams as a return man. Overall, he is a good pickup for the Wolfpack with a lot of upside." - Scout.com Recruiting Analyst Michael Clark
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