Tupelo High School outfielder Collin Dexter signed a national letter of intent Wednesday to play baseball for Delta State.
Dexter, who will move to center field from left field this season, batted a team-high .358, hit six home runs and had 31 RBI last spring for the Golden Wave.
THS coach Gary Enis said Dexter was moved to center field to utilize his speed.
“He’s got good baseball instincts in the outfield,” the coach said. “He’s an overall good athlete.”
Dexter spent the summer months working on his swing.
“I worked more on shorter swings to become more of a base hitter, and not try to hit home runs all the time,” he said.
Dexter says signing with DSU in the fall allows him to concentrate more on his senior season.
“I’ll be able to relax, do my thing,” he said. “I like the atmosphere at Delta State. I also like to hunt and there’s a lot of good hunting land there.”
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