Many of the uncommitted prospects in the 2012 class have put recruiting on the backburner while they start their senior seasons, but Cincinnati (Ohio) Moeller wide receiver Monty Madaris is giving his recruitment serious attention.
"It's a high priority right now," Madaris said. "I'm still figuring out where I want to take officials to. I have to talk with my dad and my coach. I'm going to at least take two before the season is over with."
Madaris has not trimmed his list of contenders and is still considering BCS programs Cincinnati, Florida State, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State and Nebraska. The 6-2, 190-pound receiver is not keen on dragging his process out, however.
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"I don't plan on waiting until February," Madaris said. "It will be this fall."
A decision will likely take place towards the end of the fall because Madaris has not been able to take official or unofficial visits since the start of his season. Moeller has played two of their first three games on Saturday, preventing the three-star receiver from attending college games.
"I'm going to go to a couple UC games and I'm deciding right now whether I want to go to a game at Florida State or not," Madaris said.
Since the contact period opened on Sept. 1, Madaris said Michigan has been the most active in communicating with him, and he is also planning a trip to Ann Arbor this fall.
"They are trying to get me to come up and take a visit," Madaris said. "I know for sure I am going to make it to the Michigan-Ohio State game at the Big House."
Nebraska was an early favorite for Madaris, but the interest from the Cornhuskers has not been as strong as other schools in recent weeks.
"I haven't spoken to Nebraska since about a month ago when I spoke to them on Facebook," Madaris said. "I'm interested in Nebraska and they are pretty good with recruiting me. I like Coach [Rick] Fisher a lot. I like what they are doing on the field... I just need to take a visit out there."
Moeller does not play a Saturday game again until late October, so Madaris will have some weekends available to schedule visits. His team is off to a 3-0 start with their most recent win coming Saturday against Clayton Northmont. Madaris caught three passes, including two that went for touchdowns, in the 63-12 victory.