By Marty Gordon
After previously committing to the University of Georgia, Auburn High School junior softball pitcher Kirsten Fleet has changed her mind and committed to James Madison University.
Fleet set the stage in 2008 for new NCAA recruiting regulations when she received a scholarship offer while she was in the seventh grade.
As a sophomore, she led Auburn to the Class 1 state title with 260 strikeouts in 120 innings, a 16-2 record and a 0.29 earned run average. After visiting the James Madison campus this past weekend, she verbally committed to the College World Series semi-finalist.
Fleet had reopened her recruitment shortly after the College World Series when the Georgia head coach announced her retirement. James Madison grabbed everyone’s attention this past spring with its outstanding play in the College World Series.
Fleet chose JMU over Auburn, Pittsburgh, and Appalachian State.
Auburn High School is expected to compete for another state title in the spring.