New Jersey Athlete Down to 4

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Before his recruiting process began, Eastern (Voorhees, NJ) athlete Jahre Cheeseman wanted to have his list narrowed to about 4 schools by the start of his senior season. The plan was to set official visits to those 4 schools and to keep one visit spot open in case he can’t decide after his visits. He has stuck to his plan and narrowed his list to just 4.

“Right now, I’m working on setting up visits to my top 4,” said Cheeseman, who has 18 official offers. “That would be Penn State in addition to Virginia, Virginia Tech and Tennessee. I might do a couple of visits during and a couple of visits after my season, depending on the open spots I can find.”

If he had to choose a fifth visit right now, he would “I would choose Maryland,” Cheeseman said.

Among the top 4 schools, Jahre named Virginia Tech as the highest team on his list with Penn State second.

“Right now, mostly Virginia Tech from what I know,” Cheeseman said when asked if he has any favorites among his top four. “Second would be Penn State from what I know. I like those 2 from what I know about them after visiting, but I haven’t visited Tennessee yet and I don’t know everything about them.”

Cheeseman, who is being recruited by these schools as an athlete, discussed why he likes his 4 finalists. He has not yet finalized any dates for official visits.

“I like Virginia Tech’s setting and I like their coaches a lot,” Cheeseman said. “My main recruiter is Coach Rogers, but when I went down there I got to meet the Running Backs Coach and the Defensive Backs Coach. I got to meet all of them, so that was cool.

“For Penn State, I went down there for an unofficial visit. I really liked the campus, the staff and the facilities. Everything was nice. They’ve been recruiting me all along, but recently they sent me an official offer. I called them recently and that’s when they told me I had an offer.

“For Tennessee, I only like what I’ve heard because I’ve never visited there. I’ve heard a lot from my recruiting coach at Tennessee, from Adam [Taliaferro, who was a star RB for Eastern Regional] and from my coach. Adam was considering Tennessee before he went to Penn State. I’m anxious to go down to see for myself if what I hear is true.

“I like Virginia’s coaches. They’ve been on me since early on in the process. I think they were one of the first schools