At this point, it's almost funny.
Duke men's lacrosse has landed yet another top recruit, as attackman McCabe Millon—the No. 1 overall player in the Class of 2023—announced his commitment to the Blue Devils on Twitter Tuesday morning. This marks the third time in the last four recruiting cycles that Duke has secured the top recruit in the country, with current sophomore Brennan O'Neill and current freshman Andrew McAdorey holding the same honor.
Furthermore, Millon will be joined in Durham in the fall of 2023 by three other top-six recruits, with No. 2 overall midfielder Ben Johnston, No. 4 overall long-stick midfielder Mac Christmas and No. 6 overall midfielder Tomas Delgado all committing to Duke when the recruiting window for juniors opened last month.
"For me, it was the combination of an unbelievable academic opportunity—which for me, has always been really important—along with Duke's winning tradition under an unbelievable coaching staff there," Millon, who reportedly was down to Duke and defending-champion Virginia, told Inside Lacrosse. "Talking with [Duke assistant coach] Matt Danowski and getting a sense of where I fit into the offense and the program as a whole, I just felt really comfortable making that decision. It's a place where I can be the best lacrosse player I can be while also pursuing my academic interests."
Millon is a do-it-all attackman who can score from anywhere on the field and has been lauded as "the fastest recruit I've ever seen." He'll slide right in as the future of Duke's offense, though the Blue Devils have some time before that takes place.
For now, head coach John Danowski and company are focusing on this upcoming season, with a roster that certainly has the potential to avenge last season's disappointing Final Four loss to Maryland and bring home the program's fourth national championship.
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