Rapp, a right-handed outfielder, batted .356 with 10 home runs, eight doubles and 34 RBIs in 35 starts last season as a freshman at Chipola College. His outstanding season did not go unnoticed as the 6-foot-3, 220-pounder was selected in the 41st round of the 2009 Major League Baseball First Year Players Draft by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
"Joey has the potential to be one of the best players in our conference," Schexnaider said. "He has played for one of the top junior college programs in the country and shown that he can really produce offensively. Joey will have an impact on the middle of our lineup in a big way as soon as he steps on campus."
Rapp helped lead Sarasota High School to the 2007 6A Florida State Championship and was named to the Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Game in the summer following his senior year.
The early signing period opened on Wednesday and runs through Nov. 18.