Choosing NC State

Chandler Thompson talks about wanting to attend NC State even from an early age.

Interview on 2013-07-06

Transcript

00:00:00.000 I think I was always planning to go here throughout elementary
00:00:05.497 and middle school growing up. I was the biggest Wolfpack fan in school,
00:00:09.849 we watched the ACC tournament in class and everything--that's what you do
00:00:14.054 in North Carolina-and was always wearing red, cheering for the Wolfpack.
00:00:17.460 Some time in high school I guess I started to second guess that,
00:00:21.541 and it was not that I was going to apply anywhere else in North Carolina.
00:00:26.286 That wasn't an option. If I was staying in North Carolina I was going to NC State.
00:00:30.395 So I toured two schools and the only schools I applied to were Clemson and NC State.
00:00:36.513 I knew if I was going somewhere else it would be not in North Carolina.
00:00:40.598 But then after I think going down to Clemson and just realizing
00:00:46.399 that I was talking about NC State the whole time, that NC State was the place
00:00:49.723 for me and where I was supposed to be, but it's kind of good that I looked
00:00:55.847 at other schools just to make sure it really was the same fit for me as it was for my dad.