Harlem High School’s Tori Poss made a few of her dreams come true Thursday when she signed a letter of intent to play softball for the Chattahoochee Valley Community College Lady Pirates.
She wanted to play softball in college, and the 234 miles to Phoenix City, Ala., was an added bonus.
“I always wanted to travel,” Poss said.
Poss batted .380 for the Lady Dogs in 2012, helping the team win the Region 3-AA title and make a deep run in the state tournament. She was named to the All Region team.
Joining the festivities at Harlem was Lady Pirates head coach Steve Osteen, who was looking for a shortstop and saw Poss at the state tournament.
“She obviously became our top prospect and we’ve been after her as hard as we could,” said Osteen.
“I have no doubt that Tori’s going to step in and fill that void at shortstop for us.”
Helping Poss make her decision was a visit to the college a few months ago.
‘‘It’s a small college and I wanted to go to a small college. It’s going to have like 30 students in each class and I like that,” she said.
Harlem softball coach Mike Leverett was happy for her but will miss her.
“When she wasn’t in the game we knew it,” said Leverett.
“We did play a couple of games without her. It’s probably the reason we lost the region (in 2011), because she got hurt.”
When she is finished in two years, Poss knows where she’d like to go.
“I want to go to the University of South Carolina, but I don’t know,” she said. “I love South Carolina.”