UND received a commitment from DL Marcus Cheatom of Brother Rice High School in Chicago, IL. Cheatom, 6’1″-300, was an All-Catholic league performer for coach Brian Badke’s Crusaders, which finished the 2012 season with a 7-6 record.
Cheatom, who we project as a NG at North Dakota, missed part of the season with a knee injury but was still able to play enough to garner all-conference honors. Cheatom appears to be built very similarily to current UND freshman NG Mike Edwards and will be provide some nice depth at the NG position.
Cheatom also competes in track, going 53′ in the shot put and 158′ in the discus.