Madaras Part of the New Edsall Tree

Maryland landed a commitment last week from three-star offensive tackle Mike Madaras

Still early in his tenure as head coach at the University of Maryland, Randy Edsall continues to improve the program, as he received yet another commitment from the three-star offensive tackle Mike Madaras this past week. The offensive tackle out of Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, is an impressive young athlete with the 6-foot-6, 270-pound frame that will make an immediate impact at the next level, “I want to jump right into it and play my best,” said Madaras.

Madaras was impressed by Head Coach Randy Edsall from the beginning of his recruitment, which is just one reason Maryland beat out the likes of Duke, Georgia Tech, NC State, Notre Dame, Ohio, Pittsburg, Purdue, Rutgers, Stanford, UCF, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, and Wisconsin for the talented high school standout. Madaras was so impressed by Edsall and his staff, that he gave his commitment to Coach Edsall right on the spot, during his visit last weekend, “At Maryland I am looking forward to becoming part of the Edsall era,” said Madaras. “I want to upkeep his already impressive persona.”

The coaching staff was not the only factor for the Terps landing Madaras, as the location of the school definitely played a major role in his commitment, “I am really excited to play in my home-state,” Madaras explained. “I want to be remembered as the guy who decided to stay in Maryland and was successful doing it.” Madaras also went on to explain that he looks forward to being able to play in front of family, and friends past his high school years.

The Terps continue to believe that Madaras is more then meets the eye for most. Past his impressive frame, his 4.9-second 40-yard dash speed, his ability to bench press 335-pounds and squat 560-pounds, Madaras is a kid who just, “Loves to play the game,” explained Madaras. An underrated ability that the talented lineman believes was overlooked by most schools was his work ethic, “I work as hard as I possibly can to be the best that I can be,” said Madaras, “That's not only going to make me better, but the players around me better as well.”

Going forward, Madaras looks forward to completing his high school career and later wear that Terps uniform proudly, “It's going to be a day I never forget.”

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