A sophomore linebacker entering his third year in the program... has good size and athletic ability... was one of Tech's first commitments in the 2011 class. 2011 (redshirt freshman): Did not see game action... was a key part of the scout team.
2011 (true freshman): Redshirted.
High School: East Hall HS... played for coach Brian Gray... played linebacker and running back as a senior... earned four varsity letters and served one year as team captain... had 58 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, 16 quarterback hurries and eight sacks while playing defensive end as a junior... played in a 3-4 scheme his first two years of high school competition... earned three stars by both Rivals and Scout... earned all-state, all-area and all-district honors... also played three seasons of basketball.
Personal: First name is Chazarea, but goes by Chaz... parents are Wade Cheeks and Sharon Robinson... born Jan. 13, 1993 in Gainesville, Ga... has one sibling -- Sha Carson... Cheeks: "For me the decision came down to academics and football. I know a degree from Georgia Tech pretty much guarantees me a job anywhere when I graduate."... majoring in mathematics.