A 6-1, 200-pound right-handed pitcher from Gainesville, Ga., David is the son of Nydia and J.P. Gonzalez. He is a two-way threat for the Gainesville Elephants and coach Jeremy Kemp. A three-year member of the varsity, he went 7-2 with a 3.48 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 52.1 innings as a junior to earn MVP honors. Also, he batted .369 with eight home runs and 29 RBI. As a sophomore, he posted a 7-1 mark, 3.38 ERA with 67 strikeouts in 47.2 innings plus batted .289-4-26.
"I chose UGA because of the great coaches who are very supportive and the university has a great reputation," said Gonzalez.
"David is a power right-hander who is throwing around 94 miles per hour," said (Georgia head coach David) Perno. "If he throws strikes consistently, he's going to be very good."