Meet Tyrek Cheeseboro
This is part of a series of 2010 Maryland football commitment Q&As leading up to Signing Day on Feb. 3. All answers are provided by the featured player.
Name: Tyrek Cheeseboro
Birthdate: May 25, 1991
Position: Wide receiver
High School: Milford Mill
Senior statistics: 30 receptions for 523 yards and six touchdowns. Two kickoff returns for touchdowns.
Rankings: Rivals.com -- Three stars. Scout.com -- Three stars, No. 120 wide receiver. ESPN.com -- Three stars, No. 142 wide receiver, 75 rating.
Bench max: 235
40-yard dash: 4.35
Other schools considered: Syracuse, Pittsburgh, UConn, West Virginia, Georgia.
Favorite NFL player: Cris Carter
Favorite NFL team: Philadelphia Eagles
Favorite all-time Terp: Shawne Merriman
Favorite music: Musiq Soulchild and Gospel music
Favorite book: “The Purpose-Driven Life” by Rick Warner
Favorite movies: Little Rascals, Little Giants, Friday Night Lights
Favorite TV show: “The Simpsons”
Favorite food: Pizza, hamburgers, shrimp
Favorite high school class: Anatomy and physiology
Favorite thing about College Park: “The people there and how I can go there and feel like it’s just like home. The atmosphere.”
Other high school sports: Track
Hobbies: Reading, jogging and working out.
Intended major: Criminal Justice
Something that not many people know about you: “One thing I would say is that I’m big on country music.”
Best football moment: “I would say 11th-grade year when I helped the team win a big game at Franklin High School. I brought the kick return back to break open the game for us and [helped] us get to the playoffs that year.”
Role model: “My role model is my mom, mostly because she birthed me and taught me so many things in life -- how to respect everyone, no matter who I come across. She’s just a loving person and really, she’s my mom, so anybody that [has a strong relationship with their mother] knows what I’m talking about.”
Why Maryland? “Mostly because it fit me as a person -- socially, academically and athletically. All those things were big for me in choosing a school, especially academically because I wanted to have a school that fit me academically and [allow me to] get a great degree and everything like that.”