"It was just awesome knowing that college is being paid for and I can go play at a D1 school. It's great getting the opportunity to play football, something I love to do, in college."
At 6'4, 255-lbs, Lassitter is a tight end for the Mustangs, but his size and athleticism project well to other positions.
"I'm pretty sure I'll be on the offensive line," he explained, "which is fine, I'll play whatever. Yeah, I like to play tight end, but I know realistically, at the D1 level, I'll be on the offensive line at either tackle or guard."
Future position was just one part of the conversation he had in Mount Pleasant when he visited the Chippewas.
"I went to junior day and that was about it and then I was going to give the coach a call in a couple days to see what they want to do. I liked everything about [the school]. I like the stadium, the weight room, and the coaches seem nice and cool."
"I went to Toledo junior day too. They gave me the most interest out of any school that I've talked to. I expected to be offered from them, I no idea I was going to get one from CMU, that was a big surprise, but Toledo, their area coach seemed real impressed with me, the position coach seemed impressed, and hopefully I'll get the same interest from their head coach and we'll see where that leads."