Madaras Takes in Tech on Junior Day

Good Counsel, Maryland offensive lineman Sam Madaras is familiar with the recruiting process having watched his older brother Mike go through the process before signing with Maryland. Last weekend, Madaras started his journey with his first Junior Day visit.

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Madaras is happy with the way things are progressing. "Right now I have two teams that I feel are recruiting me hard; Georgia Tech and West Virginia."

Sam got to learn more about one of those schools when he visited Georgia Tech for their Junior Day. "I have always liked the program at Georgia Tech and I really wanted to get down there and check out the campus and facilities."

The visit to Atlanta turned out to be much better than Sam thought it would be. "The campus is beautiful and I loved the city of Atlanta." The only negative thing about Atlanta for Madaras would be the warm summers. "Everything is right there and you have things to do all the time."

The trip for Madaras included visiting the facilities and spending time with the coaches, players, and other recruits. "I talked with Coach (Mike) Sewak a lot and he said that he knows an offer should be coming my way." Tech is recruitng the 6'3"-300 Madaras as an offensive guard.

Sam also spent some time with former teammate and current Jacket player Rod Chungong. "I asked him if he got homesick and he said he did but you get over it and you will love it there in Atlanta and Georgia Tech."

The best part of the trip for Madaras was getting to talk to the coaches. "They were very straight forward with me and that is just the way I want the coaches to be with me." Madaras also liked the campus. "It was very nice."

A return trip to Georgia Tech is likely for Madaras. "I am just not sure if it will be for a spring practice, the spring game or a visit sometime later." Sam knows that he wants to get back to Atlanta.

Sam has thought about playing with his brother but realizes it might be best to choose his own path. "It would be nice to be on the same team with him if it happens."

West Virginia and Maryland are the two other teams recruiting Madaras. Will their recent moves to new conferences may affect Sam's recruitment? "It most likely will. Distance will play a role in my recruitment."

Madaras is not looking to make his college choice until after his senior season. "I want to use my senior year as a recruiting tool." A top business school, good facilities, and his relationship with the coaches will be factors in Sam's decision making.

The only visit plans that Madaras has for the spring will be a visit to West Virginia and a possible return to Georgia Tech.


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