After an impressive two years on the court in which she was named the Area 2-AAAAA Player of the Year as a sophomore and first team all-area as a junior, the 6-foot rising senior committed to Clemson on Tuesday.
“I drove up here and visited and they offered me a full-ride scholarship and I had to pick it up,” Cotton said. “I verbally committed today and I’m thrilled and very excited to be going there.”
Cotton said she had been receiving interest as far back as a year ago but felt too young to make a decision. After looking at other schools she came to realize that Clemson was the place for a number of reasons.
“The coaches are amazing. They welcomed me with open arms and made it seem like it wasn’t fake and it was going to be real and I could be successful there,” Cotton said. “The training facilities are awesome, it’s an overall amazing campus and a really good school. I’m excited.”
Cotton was happy to have the process behind her and is looking forward to the future.
“It’s truly a blessing,” she said. “I’m not going to take it for granted for sure. I’m ready to get on the court.”