Receiving Attention

West Virginia continues to work to build its roster at wide receiver, and this Maryland product is high on the Mountaineers' list of targets.

Tyrek Cheeseboro, a speedy downfield threat from Millford Mill Academy in Baltimore, has been to WVU's campus for junior day, and plans to make at least one more visit this year.

"I did not make it over for the football camp, but I was there on a junior day earlier this year," the confident wideout stated. "I'm going to visit in July, and I plan to get there for a game this year, too."

Cheeseboro's absence was not a snub of West Virginia, merely a conflict in scheduling. He has visited Virginia, Pittsburgh, Maryland, Connecticut and Rutgers this year, but did not participate in any on-field workouts. He was more focused on gathering information on the total school experience.

"I am interested in all of those schools, and I wanted to see the campus, and see how they did things in the football program," Cheeseboro said. "I'm looking for somewhere I can fit in. I want to go to a good academic school, and find a place where I can fit in both on and off the field. I want to be comfortable with the coaches, and know that they will look out for me."

In taking a structured approach to his recruitment, Cheeseboro hopes to gather all the information he can about each of the schools of interest on his list. An aspiring criminal justice major, he wants to make sure that he finds everything he is looking for when he does make his decision.

As for when that might be, he notes that he "doesn't want to drag it out until Signing Day," but that he hasn't set a timetable for his pick."

"I might take official visits, or it could be that I make my choice once I've visited everywhere," he said matter-of-factly. "My decision could come during the season."

As for West Virginia's chances, Cheeseboro puts them right in with the group of schools he listed.

"I've talked with Coach Galloway and Coach Beatty, and we have normal conversations. It's not all about football. They ask how I'm doing, and talk with me about different things. I have built a good relationship with them."

On the field, Cheeseboro provides the sort of downfield threat that West Virginia continues to look for.

"I am a speed guy, and a deep threat. Once I get the ball I can make plays," he described. "I can do a lot of different things. I can play either the slot or the outside, and I am definitely looking at the type of offense they run and they way they get their receivers the ball."


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