CLINTON, Tenn. — A Clinton High School student chose Vanderbilt over 30 other schools on Friday, committing to a school he has been dreaming of attending.
Barrett Maddox is an offensive tackle for the Dragons. He said once he got the offer from Vandy, his decision was made.
"Thank you for all of the coaches that recruited me and built relationships with me. I'll never forget them. With that being said, for the next three to four years, I'll be continuing my academic and athletic career at Vanderbilt University," he said.
The three-star high school senior said Vanderbilt was his dream school. He received 31 offers total from the likes of Kansas, UCLA, Appalachian State, and others. However, he said Vanderbilt treated him like family from the beginning and was the perfect fit for him.
"Everything felt surreal, you know. Coach Lee... the head coach offered me and right then and there in my head I was like, 'This is home.' Just everything felt surreal, you know. It's just dreams to reality right now," he said.