Maryland added some offensive firepower over the weekend with a commitment. The 6-foot-0, 180-pounder gave his pledge on Saturday night over 10 other offers including Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, Virginia, West Virginia, Connecticut and more.
"I called the coaching staff along with my head coach and told them I was committing," Baltimore (Md.) Milford Mill wide receiver Tyrek Cheeseboro said. "Coach Friedgen was excited. The phone kept going dead, so I made it short and sweet and let him know.
"Then I talked to Coach Franklin. He was really excited too. He said he could sleep better than night, and felt it was a great decision."
What made Cheeseboro pick the Terrapins?
"Going into this recruiting process, mainly I was looking for three things that a school can support me in, athletically, academically and socially," he stated. "Those three things I saw at Maryland. I fit in there socially since I've lived in Maryland my whole life. Academically my major is criminal justice and they can support me going into that field. Athletically, Maryland is a football school and I can see myself doing great things there.
"One thing that wasn't as big was location. I could see myself going far away, but my mom is real excited. She's going to come and see me on weekends."
The coaches were another factor in Cheeseboro's choice.
"Coach Franklin was recruiting me," he said. "He stated off the process and was my first offer. I like Coach Hull, the receiver's coach and the rest of the staff. They really intrigue me by how much they wanted me there to be a Maryland Terrapin."
One other factor that was big in the local prospect's choice was how he'll be utilized in the offense.
"They have discussed how I fit in. One day I was visiting and they sat me down and showed plays on the big screen," he said. "They really showed me how they'll use me and it's exactly like how they used Darrius Heyward-Bey. They'll use me as a guy that has speed, can get into the open field and make plays all over.
"It's a real big honor they see me like that and once they said that, it really put another notch for me to become a Terp."