"Pitt offered me in the middle of July," Maddox said. I was there Monday, it was a good visit. The campus was very nice; there are a lot of hills around there. The coaches were real cool especially the wide receivers coach Aubrey Hill. I thought it was pretty neat how they share their facilities with the Pittsburgh Steelers."
Panther fans had been frustrated trying to figure out how a prospect in-state could have thirty offers and not one from Pittsburgh. Coach Fluck shared his thoughts on that topic.
"Basically I think they had thought since he had so many offers he may not be interested, and I think John felt maybe they weren't interested,' Fluck said. "Basically it was a miscommunication. He is actually a Steelers fan he walked in there with his No. 80 Steelers jersey with Maddox on the back. Pitt is a good program with a lot of tradition at wide receiver; they have had two Biletnikoff winners there."
As a junior, Maddox caught 23 catches for 505 yards and 11 Touchdowns and defensively he recorded 65 tackles and 10 interceptions. According to Maddox he carries a 2.6 core grade point average and has scored an 880 on the old SAT and an 1180 on the new SAT.