Canterbury's Kama Woodall, the Times' Pinellas County pitcher of the year, committed to North Carolina State on Friday night.
"I just fell in love the school," Woodall said.
Woodall said she also had interest from Arizona State, Boston College and Stanford. NC State was the only one that had offered and Woodall decided to commit there after visiting the campus this weekend.
The Wolfpack finished 36-18 and advanced to the NCAA regional final.
"NC State has an amazing coaching staff," Woodall said. "The softball program itself is in the top 30 and (going there) will give me the opportunity to make a real difference. It was just the perfect fit."
Woodall, a sophomore, led Canterbury to its second straight Class 2A state title this past season. She finished her freshman year 14-4 with a 0.86 ERA and 196 strikeouts. In her final seven games, she had six shutouts and allowed just five hits.
Woodall is the third Canterbury player from the heralded 2017 class that has already committed to a Division I program. The others are shortstop Taylor Bump to Michigan and catcher Danielle Romanello to Florida.
"It's an amazing feeling of relief (to commit early), but now that I've got that out of the way, I have to work harder than ever," Woodall said.