Canes 2018 RHP and Chapel Hill HS (NC) product Jake Smith has committed to UNC Charlotte and Head Coach Loren Hibbs. During the 2017 season Smith plays under the guidance of American Head Coach Rob Younce. Canes GM Dan Gitzen had this to say about Smith. “Jake Smith is a tall, lean athletic RHP who commands 3 pitches for strikes including an upper 80s fastball that touches 90 consistently and a plus breaking ball. His athleticism and command for the strike zone gives him a great ability to succeed immediately when he steps on campus in Charlotte in 2018.” We would like to congratulate Jake and the Smith family on his commitment to UNC Charlotte. You can see Jake all summer playing with the Evoshield Canes American 17U team.