A fire storm of speculation that lasted yesterday evening through the night has ended with Monty Madaris finally faxing in his letter of intent to attend Michigan State University this morning.
Yesterday it was reported that Madaris was the only Spartan verbal commit not to sign on National Signing Day as scheduled. Not knowing any information left his high school football coach baffled when he spoke with SpartanMag.com.
"I don't know what he's doing," said Cincinnati Moeller high school coach John Rodenberg, when reached at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening. "He gets to the fax machine and he closes it off; he hits it, he closes it off.
"I don't know what his problem is. He is making more of it than it really is. It (Michigan State) is a great school. He wants to go there. I just really don't know...
"I think it's an isolated incident..." - SpartanMag.comIt seems that Madaris was having a tough time choosing between MSU and Cincinnati.
Coach Rodenberg was quoted by the Detroit Free Press today saying:
"I think that whole idea of finally pulling the trigger -- sometimes you let things become too big, and they kind of paralyze you a little bit,” Rodenberg said. “Just that final thing of hitting that fax and sending that in. ‘Am I making the right decision? Am I making the right decision?’ And then all of a sudden, the longer you go on with that, the tougher it became. He walked up to me about 7:35 and said, ‘I faxed it in. Everything’s good,'” Rodenberg said. “He was really nonchalant about it. He was sick last night, and he got it done today.”The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Madaris had 56 catches for 1,137 yards with 16 TDs for Moeller, a perennial high school power. Madaris has shown a strong ability to make the tough catches in traffic and over the middle with great strength running after the catch. His high school coach thinks one of his best assets is his physical imposing strength blocking in the running game and down field.
ESPN.com ranks Madaris as one of the Spartan's top recruits. Rivals.com ranks him as the 21st best high school football prospect in the talent rich state of Ohio.