Madden holds over 20 offers

The Compton Tartars are loaded with talent this year, but arguably their top prospect is RB Erin Madden (5-11, 195) a transfer from San Bernardino who already has a boatload of offers. Madden is a playmaker with the ball in his hands, but he knows he has some things to work on this summer to become the best back he can.

"I'm always working to get better," Madden told after a recent workout. "I'm really working hard on my speed. I haven't run a forty since I was in high school, but back then I ran a 4.5 and I want to be more explosive and a threat from anywhere on the field."

Madden prepped at A.B. Miller High School in Fontana, California and saw some interest from several schools around the west, but he didn't achieve a qualifying SAT score so he decided to go to San Bernardino Valley College and he had a big season in 2006.

"I rushed for over 700 yards and had about 300 yards receiving," Madden said. "I also had 13 touchdowns, but this year I plan on having a bigger year and really showing what I can do.

"I just know the rep of Compton for getting guys out and moving them on and coaching them up to be the best players they can be. It's nothing against San Bernardino, but I'm really happy I made the move and I'm really excited about what I can do this fall."

On the recruiting front, Madden is up to over 20 offers and just received an offer from San Jose State recently.

"I have offers from Oregon, Kansas State, Arizona State, Arizona, Connecticut and Colorado and a lot of others," Madden said. "I'm hearing from schools all over. USC said they love me a lot and what I can do, but I'm not sure if they're going to offer me or not.

"Basically all of the schools from the Pac 10 and schools from the west are recruiting me pretty hard."

With all the offers in hand, Madden said he still plans to take his visits this fall to make sure he makes the best decision for himself.

"I want to take the visits and see what kind of a program and organization they have," Madden said. "I want to see how they support their athletes academically and what kind of a system they run to make sure I can get the opportunities to help the team as well and become a better player."

Madden will graduate in December and, starting in 2008, he'll have three years to play two when he arrives on campus.

We'll have more from Madden in the coming months.

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