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January 14, 2010

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
Birthplace: Baltimore
Hometown: Baltimore
Height: 6’0
Weight: 180
Position: Wide receiver

High School: Milford Mill
Senior statistics: 30 receptions for 523 yards and six touchdowns. Two kickoff returns for touchdowns.
Rankings: -- Three stars. -- Three stars, No. 120 wide receiver. -- Three stars, No. 142 wide receiver, 75 rating.
Bench max: 235
40-yard dash: 4.35
Runner-up: Rutgers
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.”

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Matt Bracken was a lightly recruited football and tennis prospect out of East Lansing (Mich.) High School in 2001, but spurned all (nonexistent) scholarship offers to attend the University of Michigan. Matt graduated from UM in 2005, earned a master's degree in new media journalism from Northwestern University in 2006, and spent the first 11 months of his career as an online producer / videographer / blogger at the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson. He has worked at The Baltimore Sun since July 2007, where he currently serves as the deputy sports editor for digital.

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