DURHAM, N.C. – Head coach Chris Pollard and the Duke baseball program are excited to announce the signing of outfielder Michael Smiciklas to a National Letter of Intent. A Boca Raton, Fla., native, Smiciklas is set to join the Blue Devils this fall.
“Michael Smiciklas is an athletic outfielder with a smooth, left-handed swing,” Pollard said. “We first saw Michael play as a rising junior centerfielder with the Palm Beach PAL organization. His combination of speed and the ability to hit to all fields really attracted us. Michael certainly provides a positive impact as we look we look to create better left to right balance and more team speed throughout our roster. We look forward to welcoming him to campus next August.”
A 2014 Florida Region Honorable Mention selection by Perfect Game, Smiciklas has the potential to be an explosive player at the collegiate level. Perfect Game also tabbed the 6-3 outfielder among the top 240 prospects in Florida and top 1,000 prospects nationally.
Smiciklas is a product of Boca Raton Community High School and enters his senior season with the Bobcats this spring. A three-time Scholar-Athlete Award recipient, Smiciklas earned Freshman All-County honorable mention honors in 2011, first team all-area and all-county accolades in 2012 and all-district recognition in 2013.
Smiciklas is one of 14 incoming recruits set to arrive in Durham this fall. GoDuke.com will release each of the Blue Devils’ 2014 signing class members, so check back for more information on all the future Duke players.
Duke Baseball 2014 Recruiting Class
Justin Bellinger | 1B | Weston, Mass.
Daniel Calabretta | 2B | Weddington, N.C.
Ryan Day | SS | Phelan, Calif.
Evan Dougherty | OF | Fort Meyers, Fla.
Christopher Koppenhaver | RHP | Davie, Fla.
Jack Labosky | 3B | Clovis, Calif.
Johnathan Lloyd | OF | Graham, N.C.
James McGhee | OF | Pensacola, Fla.
Chris McGrath | LHP | Atlanta, Ga.
Max Miller | SS | Ponte Vedra, Fla.
Michael Smiciklas | OF | Boca Raton, Fla.
Mitch Stallings | LHP | Atlanta, Ga.
Luke Whitten | LHP | Lakewood, Texas
Peter Zyla | C | Alpharetta, Ga.