S/WR Prospect Keston Cheathem

The 6-2 athlete from Pomona High, <b>Keston Cheathem</b>, is fairly unknown to recruiting fans in comparison to the scholarship offers he's received to date, including Pac-10 and Big Ten offers. So, what's the deal with him?

Keston Cheathem (6-2, 185) a safety/wide receiver prospect from Pomona High, has been mostly flying under the publicity radar, but he is quickly gaining notice from schools around the nation.

According to Pomona recruiting coordinator John Brown, Cheathem is going to be one of those recruits that is better than his high school hype. "Keston doesn't get the attention like the players from Long Beach Poly do, but he is going to make some school really happy," said Brown.

Cheathem already has an offer from Michigan, as well as offers from Colorado, Washington State, Arizona, Colorado State, Utah, Wyoming and Oregon State. But he has one school he has his eye on.

Brown said, "I know if UCLA were to offer Keston, he would probably commit. He likes them that much. But Coach Bieniemy says they aren't taking many skill players, so they are going to watch him. He also really likes Michigan."

Cheathem could play either receiver or safety, and while he is considered a better safety prospect, Brown thinks he is also a talented receiver. "Keston has great hands, and can make the acrobatic catch. He also has great ball skills and can decleat anyone," said Brown.

In talking with Cheathem, he would love for UCLA to give him some more attention. "Who wouldn't want to go to UCLA? It's a great school, close to home. Coach Bieniemy has been real cool with me, and has shown me some love, but I am hoping for more. I like Michigan, too, though."

The Pomona staff doesn't send their players to camp, so Cheathem will focus mainly on passing leagues this summer. He said he has a 3.0 GPA and will take his SAT this fall.


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