Gulf Coast's Spano Commits to Marshall

Gulf Coast offensive linemen Anthony Spano became Marshall's seventh verbal on Monday night and he joins three other players from the Sunshine State on the Thundering Herd's commitment list.

SunStateFootball.com caught up with Anthony Spano to talk about his commitment.

"I've been thinking about Marshall for most of the summer, I really enjoyed my visit there and I can see myself excelling in the program. I spoke with Coach Holiday and Coach Legg last night and made it official."

The 6-3, 275 pound athlete projects to the interior of the offensive line, but he will also play defensive tackle. He has garnered many accolades since sophomore year and is widely regarded as one of the area's top prospects.


Anthony Spano in Spring game vs. Lely
Geoff Vogt, Scout.com

"I am excited to know where I am going, I can now focus on my senior season and I think we can win a lot of games this year. I really felt at home at Marshall and I have a great relationship with the coaches."

While Spano has visited Marshall unofficially, he looks forward to his official, "I will probably take it after my season, maybe January. It is the only official I plan to take."

Turning his attention to senior year, the Shark's will be in a tight district race with Cape Coral, Ida Baker, and Palmetto Ridge, "Last year was disappointing, but I think we will be better this year and that we can make the playoffs."

For Marshall, they continue to hit the state of Florida hard and are off to a fantastic start. Spano is a terrific technician and a no-brainer to excel at the next level. This is a big pick-up for the Thundering Herd.

Spano joins three other Floridians as Marshall commits. Each of those three are from Dade County and are DBs: Keith Baxter, Corie Wilson, and Dontae West.

Spano becomes the 4th Collier County (Naples) D-1 verbal joining: Jeff Heuerman (Ohio State), Makinton Dorleant (Wisconsin), and Torrey Campbell (Iowa).

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