Waxahachie High's Audrey Nalls makes early verbal volleyball commitment to TCU

Marcus S. Marion | mmarion @waxhachietx.com
Waxahachie sophomore Audrey Nalls announced her verbal commitment to play volleyball at TCU when she graduates in 2019. She is the Lady Indians current single-season kills leader

WAXAHACHIE — According to a late-night Twitter post announcing a verbal commitment to Texas Christian University on Tuesday, Waxahachie High School's Audrey Nalls could make Horned Frogs Head Coach Jill Kramer a happy woman.

Kramer will have to wait two more seasons for one of the nation's best volleyball players to ink a National Letter of Intent and officially declare TCU as her college of choice.

Nalls, the UIL District 10-5A MVP and a 2016 CBS MaxPreps Underclass All-American, became the fourth player from the high school to commit — either verbally or officially — to a TCU athletics program.

Waxahachie football players Jalen Reagor and Kenedy Snell, who respectively are No. 8 and No. 57 rated players per ESPN 300 rankings, signed NLIs in October. Jordan Kitna, the son of former NFL quarterback and current Waxahachie Indians Head Football Coach Jon Kitna, decided to walk on and play football for Head Coach Gary Patterson and the Horned Frogs last May.

During Nalls sophomore and second varsity year, she had 683 kills, 405 digs, 151 blocks and 47 aces in 148 sets played, which earned her a spot as Texas' No. 5 kills leader and No. 21 in the nation. She holds career totals of 1057 kills, 445 digs, 275 blocks and 47 aces.

The Texas Girls Coaches Association also named her to the 2017 Volleyball All-State Team. She was one of three sophomores to receive the honor.

Nalls, under the guidance of Head Coach Sandy Faussett, broke Courtney Miller's 2011 WHS single-season kills record (607) on Oct. 28. She also helped the Lady Indians finish 46-9 overall and 18-0 district champions as well as reach the regional semifinal round of the UIL 4A and 5A volleyball playoffs for the ninth time in 10 years.

Faussett also won her 700th career game during last season's run.

Nalls could join Kramer and a burgeoning program that finished 15-13 overall and 7-9 in the Big 12 and fell to No. 2 University of Nebraska–Lincoln in the second round of the 2016 NCAA Volleyball Division I Championship.

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