Local baseball player signs with Dakota State University
Lassen High School senior baseball player Garrison Collier will be attending and playing baseball for Dakota State University in the fall. Photo submitted
April 29 — Lassen High School student/athlete Garrison Collier will be attending and playing baseball for Dakota State University, in Madison, S.D., in the fall.
Collier, who aspires to a career in national and global cybersecurity, received acceptance letters from ITT Technical Institute, New York Institute of Technology, University of the Pacific, University of Oklahoma, as well as others.
He chose Dakota State University because of its extensive program in cybersecurity, as well as its link to the FBI and NSA.
“With the cyber operations major I plan on doing network security for a large corporation or maybe even the NSA,” Collier said.
After committing to Dakota State, Collier was contacted by the university’s baseball coach who was interested in making Collier a member of the team. According to Collier, he was not initially recruited and planned to walk onto the baseball team, so he filled out a recruiting questionnaire, submitted it in the morning and got a call from the DSU coach a few hours later. Shortly after discussing baseball and the team at DSU, Collier received a letter of intent to sign.