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CHS Speaks pledges to N.C. State
Two-time all-stater relieved to have recruiting process behind her
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CAMDEN HIGH JUNIOR Maggie Speaks put an early close to her recruitment when the two-time All-State choice and the 2011 Region 6-AAA player of the year committed to North Carolina State University.
Some high schoolers wait until the last possible moment before deciding where they will spend their college years.You can scratch Maggie Speaks off that list. The Camden High School junior and SCAWS 2011 AAA player of the year knows what she wants, what she likes and where she sees herself fitting in best.For those reasons, among others, the two-time AAA volleyball all-state player decided last Thursday night to commit to continuing her respective academic and volleyball careers at North Carolina State University.The final decision came after the 5-foot-11 setter/hitter did her homework both on the school and Bryan Bunn’s program.“I have been talking with my coaches and to my parents and we just decided that if they (NCSU) offered, that that would be the place to go,” Speaks said on Monday morning in an interview conducted at CHS. “So, Thursday night, I decided that would be the place to go.”Speaks was being recruited by the likes of South Carolina, Mississippi and Georgia before deciding to cast her lot with the Wolfpack. She is eligible to sign her National Letter of Intent during the November early signing period, meaning that she is still a recruitable athlete since a verbal commitment is a non-binding agreement between an athlete and an NCAA member institution.When it came time to make this decision, Speaks said it was not as hard as one might think.“It wasn’t really that tough,” she said of the decision-making process.