Eastern Wayne’s Quadrez Lassiter signs with Johnson C. Smith

Eastern Wayne's Quadrez Lassiter, center, signs a national letter of intent to play football at Johnson C. Smith GDN/Avi Smolka

Eastern Wayne’s Quadrez Lassiter signs with Johnson C. Smith

Recent Eastern Wayne graduate Quadrez Lassiter, whose prep football career spanned four varsity seasons and included reps along both lines of scrimmage, recently signed a national letter of intent to continue his gridiron career at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte.

The sturdy Lassiter — who measures at 6-foot-1 and 302 pounds — selected Johnson C. Smith because it was close to home, and the Golden Bulls have a football program on the rise.

From 2017-2018, the Golden Bulls won just four games. However, last year the Golden Bulls went 4-6 and ended the season on the two-game winning streak.

Lassiter will immediately have an impact when he joins the Golden Bulls because of versatility along the offensive and defensive lines. In four seasons at Eastern Wayne, he racked up 167 tackles and nine sacks.

Lassiter, who moved to the varsity level as a freshman, quickly became one of Eastern Wayne’s most reliable pieces, proving his worth time and again through solid practice habits, quality sessions in the weight room, and an eye for the skills required to shine at multiple positions.

However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lassiter will not step onto the Johnson C. Smith campus until January, but he will stay ready between now and then.