Tailback Takes First Visit

And 6-0, 190-pound Mossis Madu didn't have to go far to take it. In fact, he traveled less than two miles to take the visit. Madu tells us about it and the three schools he's considering...

Norman (Okla.) High running back Mossis Madu (6-0, 190) didn't go very far on his first official visit this weekend, taking a trip to hometown Oklahoma.

In fact, it's less than two miles from his high school to the Oklahoma campus.

"It went real good. I got to hang out with the players. They made me feel comfortable. I mean, I've been there a lot, and I live in Norman, but I got to see a side of it I hadn't been able to before," said Madu.

This weekend, Madu will visit TCU then head west to California next weekend when he visits UCLA.

"I've never been to TCU and I've never been to California, so I'm really looking forward to UCLA," said Madu. "I've got other schools that I'm scheduled to trip to in January, but I think I'll be able to decide after I get back from UCLA."

Recruiting Madu to the Bruins is running backs coach Eric Bieniemy. "Coach Bieniemy is a real cool guy. He's laid back, and when he calls he's like ‘what's up baby?' He's down to earth and easy to talk to," said Madu.

The other two schools that Madu is looking at are Central Florida and Tulsa, but he admits that it's down to the Sooners, Bruins and Horned Frogs. "It's really between those three. That's why I want to take my officials there, so I can see the differences of each school," said Madu. "I'm open to leaving, I could do it. I'm a big kid. I don't have to stay in Oklahoma. If I chose Oklahoma, it wouldn't be because I didn't want to leave the state. It would be because it's the best fit for me. But I don't have any problem leaving."

Madu finished his senior year with 1,513 yards and 25 touchdowns on the ground and 23 receptions for 250 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He also went from being a fairly unknown prospect to entering his final year to the 13th ranked running back by Scout.com. He said, "I heard about it but I didn't believe it. I went from no one talking about me to ranked 13th. It's pretty nice and I worked hard for it.."

Madu is in good shape academically, holding a 3.4 GPA and scoring a 19 on the ACT.

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