June 24, 2014
Dillan Smith, the 2014 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference (PCAC) player of the year, and first-team all-state choice by the California Community College Baseball Coaches Association (CCCBCA) has signed a National Letter-of-Intent to compete for the SJSU baseball team beginning fall of 2014. Spartans’ head coach Dave Nakama made the announcement.
“Dillan will be a great addition to our program,” Nakama said. “We need some experience on this team and he will bring that to us. He is a diverse player who comes from a solid program. I can see him being a leadoff hitter for us.”
Smith led Palomar College and the PCAC in as a sophomore in 2014 with a .381 batting average and 30 runs as the starting center fielder. He stole 18 bases on 21 attempts and helped Palomar to its fourth consecutive league title.
Smith hit .353 in 309 at-bats and scored 63 runs during his two-year career at Palomar.
Smith is a 2012 graduate of Temescal Canyon High School where he hit over .400 during both his junior and senior year. He was an All-Sunbelt League choice during his senior campaign.
Dillan Smith joins: Rashaan Kuhaulua, Matthew Brown, Hilario Tovar, Corey Olivet, David Campbell, Daniel Harris, Dylan Sugimoto, Jeremiah Wylie, Eric Anderson, Shane Timmons, Justin Beck and Joshua Goldberg in SJSU’s 2014-15 recruiting class.