Recruiting is a lot like gambling. Sometimes you win, and sometimes you lose. With that being the case, P.J. Fleck and the Western Michigan football program definitely hit the jackpot this week. After landing verbal commitments from class of 2015 prospects Samuel Beal, Keishawn Watson, and Justin "Jett" Spencer, the Broncos picked up a pledge from another talented recruit yesterday.
Dishing out his commitment to WMU via his Twitter page just hours after Justin Spencer shut down his recruiting process yesterday, DeLano Madison, a small but shifty, 5-foot-8 and 165-pound athlete from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Brother Rice High School is now the 22nd commitment, and latest prospect to "Row the Boat".
Coming off winning their third straight Division II State Championship, Brother Rice is not just one of the most prestigious high school football programs in Michigan, but the entire country. Even though the Warriors have had much success on the field over the last few years, Madison's high school career hasn't exactly went as smoothly.
After displaying some skills on the varsity level as a sophomore for Brother Rice, Madison's junior year was ended abruptly after he fractured his femur in his left leg for the second time during the first practice of last season.
With a lot of drive, and ambition, Madison, who could play wide receiver or cornerback once he reaches Kalamazoo, has bounced back almost better than ever, and is ready to hit the field. Always blessed with great speed, some thought after his latest injury he would end up losing a step, but DeLano has proved the doubters wrong. At the recent Midwest Elite Combine, he turned heads by clocking in multiple sub 4.40 forty yard dashes.
Want to see the latest WMU commit in action? Get a small glimpse of Madison with these highlights, courtesy of Hudl: