"I was invited by Coach Warner and working with Coach Staten and I really liked the facility and all the coaches. The indoor facility was amazing I understand all the cold weather you all get up there you have to have something for the snow.
The Spartans likely see a raw talent in Madden who caught just six balls his junior season, but has the size (6-foot-3 1/2, 235-pounds) and the athleticism (4.7-40)that is intriguing.
Madden described his outing at MSU's senior camp. "I thought I did pretty well in the camp but about halfway through the 7-on-7's I strained my quad muscle really bad like halfway through, but I still feel like I did pretty good."
How did the coaching staff indicate that he might fit into the State offense?
"I think they run an "H" back (offense) and they see me as that because I'm pretty fast I think they see me as versatile because I'm a little taller and I've got a little bit longer arms and I'm kind of like a wide receiver type also like an offensive tight end who can block and who can come out of the backfield as well."
What about his offer status?
"They said that they would be in touch, they would go over my tape and all the coaches would meet and talk about the test that I did and compare them with the other tight ends. They seem pretty interested, but I'm not sure where I stand right now."
GSN will continue to update as MSU's search for a tight end for the '08 class continues.