Top WR visits the Banks

One of Maryland's finest scholar athletes took a trip north to Piscataway, New Jersey. It was his first time on the Banks of the Raritan and he came away quite impressed with what Rutgers had to offer.

Tyrek Cheeseboro, a 6'0 177 lb WR with great game speed and ball skills, traveled north up the turnpike to visit Rutgers on Friday. He was accompanied by his high school coach and the coach's two kids. He had some very flattering things to say about the school and program.

"My trip to Rutgers was awesome. I took in the sights. I really liked New Jersey. Just knowing that the school is right there between Philadelphia and New York is a pretty powerful thing. It gives you the best of both worlds".

On the visit, Cheeseboro got a better understanding of the Rutgers coaching staff. "I had developed a relationship with Coach Emanuel. He is the one recruiting me. But when I got up there, all the coaches had just gotten out of a meeting, and one by one they all came out and introduced themselves to me. It was pretty cool. I got to spend some time with WR Coach Jenkins. He is an awesome coach. He definitely knows what he is talking about. He let me know how they wanted me at Rutgers".

"I also got to have a sit down talk with Coach Schiano. He told me how he is building the program with character kids. That I could be a big factor in the football program in the future. He told me he really liked me as a football player and as a playmaker. I was really impressed with Coach Schiano. I thought he was awesome and that he was a spiritual man. I love that in a person".

And while Coach Schiano and the staff made a big impression on Cheeseboro, perhaps the day's most influential meeting was with the Dean. "That was amazing. I had never had a discussion with a Dean before… The academics at the school and the #3 APR in the nation is great. Also, the fact that Rutgers makes sure they graduate all their players is really big. They take the academics very seriously".

Cheeseboro shared with us some of the elements of a school that are important to him. "It ultimately comes does to feeling comfortable with the coaches and the players. I have to see myself going there. See myself fitting in".

When asked if he thought he could fit in at Rutgers, Cheeseboro stated "oh yes, I can see myself at the school".

So far Cheeseboro, who has nine written offers, has taken visits to Maryland, Pitt, Virginia, Uconn and now Rutgers is his fifth visit. He will take in West Virginia in a few weeks. He will not visit any camps this summer.

"I have no favorites right now. I am just taking all my information in. Hopefully by the end of the summer I can cut my list to a top 5. I would like to make a decision by my mid-season, and then focus on getting ready for college.

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