Sam Madaras, brother of Maryland Terrapin offensive lineman Mike Madaras, is up to four offers already and is anticipating more. Already having N.C. State, Hawaii, Eastern Kentucky and Miami (OH) pull the trigger, Madaras is hoping some of the schools closer to home would join that list.
"I'm going to Maryland's camp in the next couple of weeks so it would be pretty nice if they popped it on me during the camp," said the 2014 offensive linemen from Olney (Md.) Our Lady of Good Counsel. "I'm not trying to show favoritism right now but I am feeling strongly about staying near home. I also like West Virginia and have always been a fan of Penn State and of Pittsburgh. It makes a difference that Pitt is in the ACC."
In addition to a camp at the University of Maryland, Madaras is planning on going to a camp at Pitt.
To make this difficult decision, the standout offensive lineman has determined the two main factors that will lead him to the right school.
"Definitely academics and I want to have a good chance to make it to the pros," said the 6-foot-3, 325-pound Madaras. "There's a pretty high chance, so that's how I'm going to figure that out."
With his off-season program just getting started, Madaras is already getting excited for the upcoming season.
"Our first game is in Las Vegas (Nev.) against Bishop Gorman, I think the number-five team in the nation last year," explained Madaras. "Right after that we come home and play Baltimore (Md.) Gilman, and that's always a hard one. We always play Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha, Washington (D.C.) St. John's College High and Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga, which are always tough games. I think our main goal is to win the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Championship."