DICKSON — Throughout his entire high school career, Sam Herriott has always been draped in the blue and white of the Dickson Comets.

DICKSON — Throughout his entire high school career, Sam Herriott has always been draped in the blue and white of the Dickson Comets.

Whether it was making an impact on the gridiron for the Comets football team, or frustrating opposing pitchers on the diamond with the Dickson baseball team, Herriott has always did it wearing blue.

Monday morning, he made sure he will be continuing to play in a shade of blue, just mixed in with a little bit of gold

In front of his friends, family, and coaches at the Dickson High School administration building, Herriott put pen-to-paper on a National Letter of Intent to play college baseball for the Randall University Saints in Moore, Oklahoma. 

“I wasn’t expecting this to happen to be honest,” Herriott said. “When baseball season ended I still hadn’t made up my mind as far as where I was wanting to go. I have to give a lot of credit for this to Coach (Steven) Sullivan, he got on the phone and starting talking to coaches. I just want to thank him and my parents for all of this and making it happen for me.”

Herriott capped off a solid senior season just this past weekend with a second straight trip to the regional tournament, which also including a second straight district title.

Before two years ago, Herriott and the Comets baseball program hadn’t experienced a district title in 13 years, but that has all changed since.

As for Herriott, he finished the season with a .380 average at the plate which included three home runs. He also hit six triples, five doubles and finished with 24 runs batted in and 31 runs scored for the season as the Comets won 12 games this year. 

“Sam has a great work ethic and comes from a great family,” Dickson coach Steven Sullivan said. “He’s also very coachable and is always keeping himself grounded. With any kid who works hard and is coachable like Sam is, then you are bound to have success with them.”

“I’m always going to work for my kids,” Sullivan added. “This is an example of what can happen when you work hard, and this is great for the kids to see and the community to know we’re doing some things right in this program.”

Herriott will bring a much needed offensive presence to the Saints when he arrives.

Randall University struggled this season going 11-39 overall, including a 3-23 mark away from home. As a team the Saints managed a .222 batting average along with a .315 on base percentage and 16 total home runs in 50 games played. 

RU did finish the season on a four game winning streak. 

“When I first went to Randall University for a visit, one of the players came up and shook my hand,” Herriott said. “That meant a lot to me that a college baseball player would show me that kind of courtesy and shake my hand like that. The coaches really know what they are talking about and knew they had potential for me if I came to Randall University.”

Herriott plans to study sports science while attending Randall University.