With Kentucky recently losing out on 4-star running back Imani Cross to Nebraska, a commit from Madaris (at a position that has frustrated the coaching staff and the fans this past season) would definitely be a shot in the arm for Joker Phillips' 2012 recruiting class.
Madaris is ranked as the No. 36 wide receiver prospect in the country by ESPN.com. He is thought to be leaning toward Michigan State (who has officially offered him), but he also currently holds offers from Kentucky, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Florida State, Indiana, Louisville and Illinois.
With the recent late push for Cross and now Madaris, it is clear that this staff has no qualms about making a late push in the recruiting process for skill position players. Kentucky fans hope the staff is going after them because they truly believe that they can be convinced to become Wildcats...and not out of desperation.
With National Signing Day coming up on Wednesday, February 1, there should be quite a bit of movement and surprises over the next few days.