“The season didn't go as well as we thought it would,” said Cheeseboro. “I still enjoyed myself and I'm really excited to get down to the University of Maryland.”
With Maryland head coach Ralph Friedgen being retained last week for the 2010 season after a 2-10 campaign in 2009, Cheeseboro cemented his commitment to the Terps.
“Coach Ralph Friedgen's still staying, and all the other coaches are still staying, so that was the main reason for me to commit,” Cheesboro said. “To know that those guys are solid and staying there, and that those are the coaches that are going to be bringing me up in the NCAA.”
Cheesboro did mention that if there were some changes to the coaching staff, he may have reconsidered his college choice at the last minute.
“Coach Franklin was the one that recruited me. I'm behind him and I really look up to him. If he got fired, and if Wide Receivers Coach (Lee) Hull got fired, I probably would have went elsewhere.”
Terp fans are very glad that Cheeseboro decided to sign his letter of intent. The wide receiver has game-breaker potential, as he has been clocked in the 40-yard dash at 4.39 seconds. In order to prepare for his freshman year at college Cheeseboro has been working out everyday. In addition, he will run track in the spring.
When he enrolls at Maryland in July, Cheeseboro will be able to add a terrific, team-first attitude in addition to the skills he will bring to James Franklin's offense and the rest of the Terp squad. Cheeseboro will do anything to help Maryland rebound next season.
“I just want to help the team as much as I can. If I can get in there early and play early enough to help my team, I'm willing to do that,” Cheeseboro said. “But I'm also willing to be a practice guy to help the team get better. I'm excited help Coach Friedgen have a great season next year.”