#16 Is In

This Cen-Tex athlete decided to visit Texas State this weekend, and before the Bobcats kicked off on Saturday he had made his decision.

The Texas State Coaching Staff new that Myles Cheatum was going to be in attendance on Saturday, but they had no idea that a commitment was coming. The 6'3.5" 245lb athlete just knew it was time and told us why he chose the Bobcats.

"I like the fact that I'm going to get to play offense and defense there. That really appealed to me. I like Coach Franchione and the whole coaching staff, the way they do things," said Cheatum. "A couple former teammates play their now, that didn't play too much into my decision, but I got an honest opinion of how things are done in the program."

Secondary Coach Jason Washington was the lead recruiter for Cheatum. He had spoken with him earlier in the week to let him know he was coming down, and before kickoff he met Head Coach Dennis Franchione to let him know his plans.

"I went in there to his office and talked with Coach Franchione, Mrs. Fran was in there too. My mom and my dad, we all went into his office. Coach Washington was also in there and I told him I was committing," said Cheatum.

Earlier in the season Myles was moved from defensive line to offense, where he's playing a tight end, h-back type role for the Timberwolves. He isn't 100% sure, but he thinks that Texas State has recruited him for defensive end on defense, and as a tight end/h-back for offense. He and his Cedar Park teammates won district and are now locked in on the playoffs as they face Austin Regan on Thursday night.

Cheatum picked Texas State over offers from San Diego State, North Texas, Fresno State and Louisiana Tech. Before his change to offense, Scout.com National Recruiting Analysts had Myles rated as a 3-Star D-End, ranked 150th at his position in the nation.

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