"I'm very excited," said Maddox. "I feel more relaxed, more at ease. Now, I can just focus on the season and getting this (state championship) ring."
Maddox just felt Elon was the best place for him.
"It was a combination of a few things – the support and all the love they showed me," said the 5-foot-11, 180-pound Maddox. "Another reason is with me coming from a 1A (high) school, I always had a chip on my shoulder and I always had that drive to prove myself. I feel like with Elon having faith in me, regardless of me coming out of 1A (high) school and everything else – I feel like it's going to help me maintain that chip on my shoulder and that drive."
"I felt real comfortable with the coaching staff. The head coach, I felt like I have established a relationship with him. The defensive coordinator also seemed pumped about me coming to Elon, working with me, and helping me reach my full potential. The players, they made me feel at home."
Although Signing Day is not until February, Maddox feels like his recruitment is over.
"I would say right now that I'm finished," he said. "I'm confident – I only have two offers (Elon and Norfolk State). I kind of hit the scene late. My school is not known across the state as far as high schools. So, I can honestly say it's Elon University."
Goldsboro is 4-1 and takes on North Duplin this Friday.