The Pittsburgh City League is currently in a very strong cycle of producing Power Five talent.
Westinghouse four-star defensive end Dayon Hayes signed with Pitt two years ago, Perry 2022 four-star defensive end Tyreese Fearby has his pick of colleges and Brashear 2023 four-star safety Ta’Mere Robinson is already ranked by national recruiting services as a Top 100 recruit in the country.
The run of talent from the City League doesn’t stop there as Brashear 2023 defensive end Kameron Cheatom is another player that will start drawing interest from Power Five programs. Currently, the 6-foot-4, 222-pound defensive end holds offers from Akron, Toledo and Kent State.
Cheatom was part of the strong local contingent of players that was at Pitt’s Hometown Throwdown Tuesday evening. Pat Narduzzi and the Panthers are in hot pursuit of Cheatom’s teammate and classmate Robinson and could be cranking up their pursuit of the talented defensive end, too.
Pittsburgh Sports Now caught up with Cheatom on Tuesday evening to get this thoughts on Pitt’s event and what it meant to him to get the invite to be included in this talented group of players.
“I had an amazing time (Tuesday) and I felt very welcomed by the coaches,” Cheatom told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “After what happened over the last year with COVID, it felt so good to be able to talk with the coaches in person and to also have the opportunity to put on the Pitt uniform as well. It was just a good environment. To able to be there and to experience it with my family as well, along with two of my high school teammates. It honestly felt like home.
“To get an invite from Pitt to be there, it tells me that I’m on their radar. I currently don’t have an offer but I know they have interest. Everything is going to come together soon. When I found out a couple of weeks ago that I got an invite from coach Cory (Sanders), I was very geeked up and I was just waiting for this day.”
The Hometown Throwdown was a fun event for the recruits so Cheatom didn’t get to talk business about when, or if, an offer could be coming. However, the talented defensive end is confident one is on the way–but will just keep working on getting better until that special phone call comes.
“They’ve (Pitt) have been keeping in contact with my trainer Dee Brown and they’re going to offer me soon, but I just have to wait for it,” said Cheatom. “It would mean a lot to me, seeing that some guys I know have already gotten one. If it happens, maybe I can end up going to school with some of my friends that also have the Pitt offer. Me and my friends, Rodney (Gallagher) and Ta’Mere (Robinson) what if we all go to Pitt together? Also, my aunt was with me today and see had a real good time and seeing her happy was great. Whatever will make my family happy will likely be the decision I make in the end.”