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Ohio receiver to walk on with Bulls



Chedcherry Chedrick "Ched" Cherry, a standout receiver and hurdler at Cincinnati's Moeller High School, has committed to walk on and play football for USF, his high school coach said.

Cherry, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound athlete who made the Cincinnati Enquirer's first-team all-area team last fall, caught 45 passes for 688 yards and five touchdowns, adding another score on a punt return.

"He was our go-to guy," Moeller coach Bob Crable said. "He wasn't a 4.3 kid, but he runs a sub-4.5, and when he caught the ball, no one caught him. He went up against all the burners who everybody recruited and pulled away from them."

There should be strong competition just for the 105 spots on USF's preseason roster -- Cherry isn't guaranteed a spot on the Bulls' roster, yet still thinks enough of USF to put a chance there ahead of options closer to home. Cherry also ran track at Moeller, finishing fifth in his class in the state in both the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles. rated him as a two-star recruit in football, and he missed his junior season recovering from knee surgery. (Photo courtesy

[Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 11:30am]


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