Michael Agis plans to enjoy the last few months of his senior year in high school, but then, he is heading to Florida. On January 15, the Harlandale High School student signed his letter of intent to play baseball at Broward Community College in Fort Lauderdale.
“I lived there [Florida] all summer and I was on a summer team in Miami,” Michael said. “We played all over the Florida area and there were scouts everywhere. I was lucky enough to be signed by Broward,”
It is a dream come true for the 18-year-old, especially since he has put time, energy and commitment into the sport since the age of six. Attending Broward, however, is just one small part of his dream.
My main goal is to get to the University of Miami and this is just one step towards getting me there,” explained Michael.
Michael smiled brightly as he signed his letter of intent in front of friends, family and HHS coaching staff. They all cheered him on and got even more excited when Michael put on a baseball cap from his future college. Coach James Forestier, however, was quick to remind him that he still has a season left in maroon and gold. He also praised Michael for his athleticism and dedication to his studies.
Michael’s mother tried to address the crowd to thank them for their support but she found herself at a loss for words. “I am excited but I know I am going to miss him so it’s sad and happy at the same time,” she said.