Independence (Kan.) Community College cornerback Ray Cheatham is one of the top cornerbacks in the Jayhawk Conference. The 6-foot-0, 185-pound cornerback is also one of the fastest and he's quickly racking up scholarship offers, too, according to his coach David Ward.
"He was one of the rawest players we had coming out of high school," Ward, the first year coach for the Pirates, said. "But he's also a physical specimen.
"He's 6-foot. He's 185 pounds. He can bench-press 300 pounds, and we've clocked him at 4.37 seconds in the 40. He has the jets and is the fastest kid on our team."
Cheatham still does have some room to grow, his coach said.
"He has the size, athleticism and speed to be special," Ward said. "The one thing he's lacking, and he'll need to develop this, is his ball skills."
But still the college coaches are all checking out the talent in Southeast Kansas and they all seem to like what they see.
"He has an offer from Kansas State," Ward said. "They loved him last spring and told him that he has an offer. They said he's a for sure offer guy. Arkansas is really high on him, and Oklahoma has also showed quite a bit of interest in him. I know the coaches at KU also like him a lot.
"They're going to be more teams on him, I can promise you that. This kid will have multiple offers by the time we're done this year."
After opening the season up with a victory over Highland C.C. two weeks ago, the Pirates lost 30-0 Saturday to Garden City.