A Visit with Four-Star Offensive Lineman Madden Sanker
OXFORD, Miss. – Like many of the nation’s top recruits, Madden Sanker and his family are capitalizing on the visits to college campuses to find the perfect fit.
Sunday, the third-rated interior offensive lineman in the nation took to Twitter to name the ten schools he is considering, and Ole Miss is on the list.
His top ten include: Ole Miss, Miami, Vanderbilt, Rutgers, North Carolina, Mississippi State, Georgia, Louisville, Michigan State and Arkansas.
Beyond blessed to be where I am!!! As of right now these will be the top schools I will be focusing on please respect my decision! @Mansell247 @SUMOROBINSON @rledits24 @ChadSimmons_ @Rivals @247recruiting pic.twitter.com/ol2YON3mhl
— Madden Sanker (@MaddenSanker) April 3, 2022
Sanker, who stands 6-feet-4 and weighs in at 306 pounds, recently visited Oxford and at the moment it seems to have paid off for the Rebels as they remain in the hunt for the South Paulding High product.
Ole Miss offensive line coach Jake Thornton is continuing to build a strong front seven for the Rebels, adding more size and power to the unit.
Had an awesome time in Ole Miss!! @CoachDane1 @CoachThornton61 @Lane_Kiffin @OleMissFB @SUMOROBINSON #Hottytoddy pic.twitter.com/jGtMeJa423
— Madden Sanker (@MaddenSanker) March 28, 2022
Sanker, a native of Douglasville, Ga., currently holds a four-star rating and ranks as the No. 83 overall recruit nationally, No. 3 interior offensive lineman and the No. 6 athlete to come out of Georgia.
2023 OG Madden Sanker (@MaddenSanker) with a strong rep. Has offers from UGA, Auburn, Ole Miss and Tennessee pic.twitter.com/LdM9T1PwVc
— Jed May (@JedMay_) June 18, 2021
The Rebel Walk had a chance to catch up with Sanker to talk about his visit to Oxford and more.
A Visit with Madden Sanker
The Rebel Walk: What was it that stood out about your recent visit to Oxford and Ole Miss?
Madden Sanker: What stood out about my Ole Miss visit was the family feel; all the coaches looked like they loved the game and their players, and I love that.
RW: What would you say has been the strongest recruiting approach taken by Ole Miss that has helped them continue to be on your radar?
Madden Sanker: The coaches reaching out constantly and always checking up is probably the biggest way they are recruiting me right now.
RW: What do you believe is your X-factor skill that a lot of time is overlooked?
Madden Sanker: My best skill would be power and aggressiveness for sure.
RW: What about the Ole Miss offense attracts you most as an offensive lineman?
Madden Sanker: The high-scoring offense attracts the OL. We love having an awesome offense around us.
RW: You are on the radar of a number of Power-5 programs. Are there a set of things you look at, and what are they?
Madden Sanker: I just want the best spot for me, a place that feels like home away from home…and I want to win.
RW: What sort of program do you see yourself in in the future?
Madden Sanker: I see myself in a program that will take the nation and surprise a lot of people in the future.
RW: What is your go-to jam right now?
Madden Sanker: And my fav music is anything by Kodak Black.
@MaddenSanker keeps rising with a huge weekend at UAFootball Camp! #RWRecruiting https://t.co/4w05McsFvE
— LeeAnn Herring (@MissKYUS2011) February 28, 2022
Sanker not only excels on the gridiron, but also on the wrestling mat. There is a lot to be said for an athlete who is also in the middle of a season looking to claim another Georgia 6A championship.
No doubt Sanker at Ole Miss would be a huge win for the Rebels’ offensive line. He will take the next few months to continue to solidify his recruitment and is looking to set his five official visits. If the Rebels play their cards right, they could make the cut!
Lee Ann is the Director of Recruiting for The Rebel Walk. She is a veteran SEC sports journalist and NFL content writer. She is also the Sr. Editor for MESPORTS digital. Herring-Olvedo is a Brown University graduate who loves good cigars, good games, and a smooth glass of bourbon — not necessarily in that order.