Tevin Madison proved he's a fast, productive athlete last season by racking up over 1,000 receiving yards and by helping Fayette County High School to the Alabama Class 3A title game.
This year the Texas Tech commit is proving his toughness and dedication to the team. Madison, who is expected to play defensive back at the next level, has played through a painful elbow injury and tricep tear since the first game of the season.
"I have to get checked up every week to see if I can still play, to see if anything has changed," Madison said. "I'm supposed to have surgery at the end of the season. That may take a couple months [to recover from] and I haven't really been able to workout, so I've lost a little."
The 5-foot-10, 160-pound senior committed to Texas Tech last spring over offers from Kentucky, Memphis, Southern Miss and Tennessee. Madison said Kentucky, South Alabama, Southern Miss and Vanderbilt (who hasn't offered yet) are all still recruiting him hard.
"Right now I'm 100 percent with Tech. I might take a few visits, but I'm 100 percent with Tech," Madison said.
Madison wants to visit Lubbock for one of the last two home games this season, but with the playoffs coming up for No. 3 ranked Fayette County (8-1) it looks like Madison will have to wait until after the season. He did say his visit to Texas Tech over the summer only solidified his commitment to the Red Raiders.
"When I went to visit this summer, I felt at home and the coaches were great," Madison said. "It just felt like a place I want to be. I feel like Tech can help me a lot and I feel like I can help Texas Tech at the same time. It just feels right, it feels like the right place for me."
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