Allen County-Scottsville High School senior lineman Jordan Madden will play college football at Campbellsville University. Madden recently signed with the Tigers in a private ceremony at his home.
“I have always liked the Campbellsville program and have heard good things about them,” Madden said. “They have given me the opportunity. When I learned I had a spot, I decided to give it a try.”
Madden has been a mainstay on the Patriot line for the last several years. Last fall, the senior helped clear the way as the Patriot offense rushed for over 2,000 yards.
Madden’s play also helped the AC-S quarterbacks have the time to throw for just over 1,000 yards. Defensively, Madden saw limited time on the line but finished the year with nine tackles and a sack.
“I have always wanted to play in college and in professional football,” Madden admitted, noting that he has played the game he loves for a decade. “I started playing football in fourth grade and I have loved it. I have just never quit.”
Madden will walk into a Campbellsville program with multiple ties to Allen County. Head coach Perry Thomas served as an assistant Patriot coach in the 1980s prior to a successful head coaching career at several schools.
Offensive Coordinator Chris Pardue---an AC-S graduate and former assistant coach---was hired this spring following a highly successful high school coaching career. Outside Linebacker Coach Matt Atwood is a graduate of AC-SH and a former Patriot player.
The 2019 player roster for the Tigers also included former Patriot quarterback Chase Wilson--a redshirt freshman who transferred to Campbellsville from Kentucky Wesleyan.
“I’ve heard a lot of good things about their coaches,” Madden noted. “I also know Campbellsville has a lot of young talent on their roster.”
AC-S coach Brad Hood believes Campbellsville is getting a hardworking and dedicated young athlete.
“I’m really proud of Jordan,” Hood said. “He has worked very hard to get to this point. I believe Campbellsville is getting a great young man and a great football player.”
Madden admits to having a little apprehension about playing at the college level.
“I’m a bit nervous about transitioning to college football,” Madden said, “but I believe that nerves shows that you care about something. So, it a good thing to be a little nervous. ”
Madden is the son of Nickie Madden and Chris and Crystal Madden.