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[Here's an updated version]<br> California's <b>Sam Cheatham</b> will be playing his college football in the Big Ten. What was the #1 reason why he chose <b>Northwestern?</b> The answer to that question and more are inside.

Why did you pick Northwestern University?

"The academics, the team is a big family and my best friend (Reggie McPherson) is going with me."

Which position will you be playing for the Wildcats?

"I'm going to be a wide receiver."

Is there a person in your life that you admire the most?

"My grandmother, Ann Cheatham."

Who is your favorite college or professional football player?

Jerry Rice."

What did you like the most about the recruiting process?

"I had the opportunity to check out all the schools in person. I was able to see what everyone had to offer.

What did you dislike the most about the recruiting process?

"All the unnecessary phone calls. Some magazines and dot com's would call every week and ask the same questions."

What advice could you give a junior prospect who's going to be going through the recruiting process next year?

"Take your time and look at all your options before making a decision. Sort everything out and don't decide early."

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