High Point, N.C.
West Forsyth HS
2013 (Redshirt Sophomore): Did not see any action, redshirted to preserve eligibility … Member of practice squad.
Prior to Miami: Drafted by the New York Yankees in 27th Round of 2008 MLB Amateur Draft … Spent five seasons in Yankees organization as shortstop and third baseman … 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).
High School: Attended West Forsyth HS in Clemmons, N.C. … Coached by Randy Pope, his Titans team were ranked nationally in 2007 … Had his #4 jersey retired in 2009 at West Forsyth … Played quarterback at Ledford Hs in Thomasville, N.C. in 2004 and 2005 … Signed letter of intent to play baseball at North Carolina in 2008, when he was ranked No. 1 player in North Carolina by Baseball America … Preseason Under Armour All-American in baseball in 2007 and 2008 … Played in pregistious AFLAC All-American Game in San Diego in 2007 … Also competed and won bronze medal as member of Team USA in Pan American Games in Ixtapa, Mexico.
Personal: Born Dec. 22, 1989, in High Point, N.C. … Son of Cliff & Eva Lassiter of High Point, N.C. … Younger brother Landon, who signed to play baseball at North Carolina, was drafted in 16th round of 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft by Arizona Diamondbacks … Youngest brother Adam plays baseball in high school … Father Cliff played baseball at Pfeiffer University.