A college athletics blog by Joey Johnston
Joey Johnston covers University of South Florida athletics for The Tampa Tribune and TBO.com. He has chronicled the beginnings of USF football and all of the men's basketball program's NCAA tournament teams.
BY JARRETT GUTHRIETribune correspondent
Riverview High senior first baseman and outfielder Anthony Gonnella has verbally committed to the University of South Florida, Sharks coach Bill Leiby said.
Gonella, a left-handed hitting power prospect, hit .294, with 22 RBIs and three home runs as a junior last season.
“He has just progressively gotten better up at the plate, he has tremendous power,” Leiby said. “Now he’s really learned the zone and has become a much better hitter. I think USF is a perfect fit for him.”