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DeLano Madison Looks to Bring Championship Experience to WMU Football

by Matt Buck

DeLano Madison is no stranger to championships.

The 5'8", 165 lb. wide receiver has won three consecutive MHSAA Division II state championships with high school powerhouse Brother Rice.

Madison will be hoping to bring that championship momentum with him to Kalamazoo in 2015 as the speedy receiver has committed to play football at Western Michigan University.

"I was very excited," Madison said after finding out the Broncos had offered him a scholarship. "I couldn't do anything but scream and praise God."

Madison spent last season recovering from a fractured femur. He said WMU's confidence in him was an honor.

"It's truly an honor and blessing," he said. "For Coach Fleck and the staff to have so much confidence in me is truly an honor."

Madison said there is a lot that excites him about playing football at WMU.

"Everything about WMU Football excites me," he said. "The atmosphere is like none other."

Madison said he'd like to continue playing receiver at the college level.

"I would prefer to play slot receiver," he said. "But wherever Coach Fleck decides to put me, I'm going to give it all I got and perform to the best of my abilities."

Madison said the guidance that will be provided by head coach P.J. Fleck will be valuable.

"I think [Fleck] will help me become a better route runner and a more precise route runner," he said. "He showed me just a few tips while I was at the camps and I can tell I have a lot more to learn and he's the right guy to teach me."

Madison has high personal and team aspirations for his senior year of high school.

"I want to be All-State, break at least three receiving records and lead my team to four-peat," he said.

Madison will be pursuing a degree in either engineering or business while at Western Michigan University.

He said his goal as an athlete during his time at WMU is a simple one: improve.

"I would like to leave Western Michigan as the best athlete I can possibly be."

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