Offensive lineman Audoniss Madison hasn't been able to take any official visits this fall because he doesn't have a qualifying test score. Academic issues might be all that are preventing him from more offers and being more widely recruited than he is now.
Madison, a 6-foot-5, 295-pound tackle, says he holds offers from Arizona, Louisiana Tech and Hampton now and many other programs have expressed interest in offering him a scholarship once he has an eligible score on his ACT.
Madison said he is studying to take the test again on Dec. 12 and if all goes well, he hopes to visit Colorado, Arizona, Virginia, Louisiana Tech and Hampton in January. He says he doesn't have a favorite from that list at this point.
"I'm going to take all my visits before I pick a school," he said. "I want to pick the right school."
He's hoping test day will be a busy one for him. That is the day of the state championship game in Louisiana. He and his Edna Karr teammates, including CU commits Munchie Legaux and Keenan Canty are two wins away from playing in that game. Edna Karr is 11-1 this season.
Everything after the test score will probably be easy from Madison in terms of wrapping up he recruiting. He has a solid idea of what he is looking for in a college program.
"A good environment, a place that wnats me to play my position, not something different and a good coaching staff," he said.
Madison grew up rooting for the Miami Hurricanes. He is the youngest of seven children and would be the first in his family to go to college. He said he wants to study mechanical engineering in school because he has always enjoyed building things and taking stuff apart and putting it back together.
His mother tells him, "If I have an opportunity to go to college, I better take it."
Madison said his teammates raved about their trip to Colorado and that has him excited to see the place and get to the know the program himself. He has had limited conversations with CU running backs coach Darian Hagan, who has recruited all the players at Edna Karr. Madison said Hagan has told him to focus on his academics.
Madison said he believes he is solid in both run and pass blocking. He said the Edna Karr offense is balanced so he does both regularly.
"I'm great at both," he said.