With a frame like the one that Mount Pleasant, Texas wide receiver Kevin Cheatum has, colleges are going to take notice. The big, fleet-footed pass catcher has received interest from all over the country. Coach Larry McBroom says that he's not far off from scholarship offers.
While running track and getting into spring football, the 6-foot-3, 180 pound receiver Cheatum is watching his stock rise in the world of recruiting. Schools such as Kansas State, Iowa, Texas Tech, Nebraska, Missouri, Florida, Florida State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Colorado have sent him tons of mail.
McBroom says it's tough to pick out just one team sending a lot.
"I'd be afraid to start listing them because I'd probably forget someone," McBroom said about Cheatum's constant flow of mail. He's not fully qualified yet, so I think that will be part of the equation as to early offers and when they might come. He just gets an enormous amount of mail and once he gets everything in order with his test, he'll be good to go."
McBroom calls Cheatum a highly competitive prospect who plays basketball, track, and football. Once he focuses on just football, McBroom thinks he's going to be very special.
"He's running track now and is the anchor leg on all three relays, plus long jump and triple jump," McBroom said. "He's going to be participating in the district track meet this week. I don't know if he can make it the NIKE Training Camp in College Station because of regional meets that week."
Cheatum has been invited to several schools for junior days or for spring practices. His heavy athletic schedule hasn't allowed him a lot of time to see those.
One thing is certain – with no offer on the table, the talented young man is wide open as to his college choice.
"I don't think he's got a favorite or anything yet," McBroom said about his receiver. "I think he really is very open to what comes first."