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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 02/01/2012

National Signing Day 2012: All-Met Offensive Player of the Year Rob Chesson signs with Towson

Rob Chesson (Jonathan Newton - WASHINGTON POST)
All-Met Offensive Player of the Year Rob Chesson signed with Towson University on Wednesday morning. The running back, who set a Maryland record with 49 touchdowns while leading Old Mill to the 4A state title last fall, picked the Tigers over Division II University of Charleston (W.Va.). He also had an offer from Buffalo.

Chesson made his official visit to Towson late last week and before leaving told Tigers Coach Rob Ambrose that he planned to sign with the school. Earlier this week, however, Chesson said he was “still kind of tossing and turning on my decision.”

Charleston made a strong pitch, and the chance to play right away for a squad that graduated its top two running backs intrigued Chesson. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound back also wondered if other Division I schools might jump in on recruiting him late if he waited to receive his latest SAT scores before making a decision.

Ultimately, Chesson said Towson, which made its first Football Championship Subdivision playoff appearance last season, put in the work to give him the confidence to make a choice.

“They’ve been there for me since day one,” Chesson said. “They’ve been at school, at practice showing me a lot of love. They’ve been here for me and showing me that they want me. That says it all right there.”

While Charleston failed to land Chesson, the Golden Eagles were expected to receive a letter of intent Wednesday from his teammate and honorable mention All-Met defensive back Torie Wagner, according to Coach Chad McCormick.

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