We did a pretty big feature story on this young man when he was coming out of high school…He was drafted by the New York Yankees and he signed for around 800,000 thousand dollars and we saw him play for the Charleston River Dogs when they came to town to play the Greensboro Grasshoppers a couple of years back, and he went as high as the high Class A Tampa Yankees before he was released and now he is on the football roster for the Miami Hurricanes, as a freshman quarterback…….
His brother Landon, has done pretty good for himself on the baseball team at the University of North Carolina and now both of the Lassiter brothers are in the ACC, one at UNC and the other as the QB at ‘The U’/Miami…..
Here are all the details on Garrison Lassiter, QB for the Miami Hurricanes:
#16 Garrison Lassiter
Hometown: High Point, N.C.
High School: West Forsyth HS
Garrison Lassiter Profile
Courtesy: Hurricanesports.comRelease: 02/28/2013
Prior to Miami: Drafted by the New York Yankees in 27th Round of 2008 MLB Amateur Draft … Spent five seasons in Yankees organization as an infielder … Made professional debut in 2008 in the Gulf Coast League … Played for GCL Yankees (Rookie), Charleston (S.C.) RiverDogs (Single-A), Staten Island Yankees (Short-A) and Tampa Yankees (Advanced-A) … Finished minor league career with .244 average, four home runs and 73 RBI in 235 games.
High School: Attended Ledford High School in Abbotts Creek, N.C., for his freshman and sophomore years … Played quarterback at Ledford … Spent final two years of high school at West Forsyth HS in Clemmons, N.C., where he played baseball.
Personal: Born Dec. 22, 1989, in High Point, N.C. … Younger brother Landon plays baseball at North Carolina.
*****Thanks to Miguel Paula, who gave me the tip on this one, and I looked it up today…..*****
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