After compiling an impressive resume at Alonso High School, Jessica Warren signed with Florida State in 2014.
She did not have a choice. The Seminoles were the only school that offered her a scholarship.
Four years later, Warren is putting the finishing touches on a college career that ranks as one of the nation's all-time best.
Last week, the senior third baseman hit a homer in each of the three NCAA Super Regional games against LSU to lead FSU to the College World Series for the third time in the past five seasons.
Warren is currently tied for ninth in NCAA history in career RBIs (269) and 10th in career home runs (81). She already is the state's all-time leader in career homers.
The eye-popping numbers have resulted in plenty of accolades. Warren was the ACC freshman of the year in 2015 and has been selected as the conference player of the year each of the last seasons.
This week, she was named a second-team NFCA All-American after the leading the Seminoles in five offensive categories, including batting average (.386), home runs (19) and RBIs (19).
Warren relished the moment of reaching the World Series for the second time in her four seasons at FSU. She spent the past few days hamming it up with the ESPN crew in Oklahoma City.
Fun in the sun on Wednesday as the Seminoles had photo and video shoots with the NCAA and ESPN, and also were able to get some practice in USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium! pic.twitter.com/I9zP0rZ7rT— FSU Softball (@FSU_Softball) May 31, 2018
Warren is not the only local that has made an impact with the Seminoles.
Elizabeth Mason, a former standout at Gaither, is a redshirt freshman catcher who has started 48 of 56 games. She is fifth on the team in hitting with a .280 average.
Cassidy Davis, who led Newsome to the Class 9A state title in 2015, is a sophomore utility player. She is hitting .262 and has a 1.75 in 32 inning pitched.
FSU will be stock-piled with area talent for years to come.
Morgan Noah (Sickles) and Kaia LoPreste (Riverview) will be freshmen with the Seminoles next season.
And FSU already has commitments from local freshmen — Brooke Blankenship (Academy at the Lakes), Katie Bright (Mitchell) and Krystina Hartley (Admiral Farragut).