Safety John Maddox out of Philadelphia (Pa.) West Catholic has helped his team to a 6-1 record. The 6-foot-2, 164-pounder with 4.62-second speed has been a big factor in West Catholic's fast start.
"I'm playing really well. This season I've got four interceptions, 18 receptions, 260 yards and four touchdowns," he said. "I'm pretty happy with how I've done. I can tell my confidence level is a lot better this year and that is the biggest change from a year ago.
"As for our team, everyone is making big plays and stepping up their game to help us win. It's really not what I'm doing out there, it's everyone else. The team is very talented and I'm blessed to be a part of it."
The three-star prospect has a second official visit scheduled with Michigan State on November 18th. Maddox hasn't decided on any of the other officials at this time, but reiterated that Purdue, Syracuse and West Virginia are the leaders for them.
"Those are the predominant schools I'm looking at for officials," he said. "I like the interest level I'm getting from all of them. There is a chance I may consider some other schools as Minnesota, Rutgers, Miami and Florida are showing a lot of interest too."
What does the No. 24 safety hope to see out of his remaining official visits?
"I'll be looking at the educational part and the coaches to see if I'm comfortable with them. I also want to see if the school is a fit for me," he said. "Finally, I want to make sure I'll play and not just fill a roster spot."
Notre Dame is another team Maddox continues to look at. The No. 20 player in Pennsylvania saw their big game last weekend against Southern Cal on television.
John Maddox VideoClick "I thought that was a pretty good game and it had my on my heels the whole time. I was definitely routing for Notre Dame," he said. "I like that they have one tough quarterback that is unbelievable and he gets the ball around. The defense played really well too and they are tough and it was a physical game. The win doesn't make me that much more interested in the Irish, but I'm still looking at them."Here to view this Link.