2014 WR plans ECU visit

Mauldin (S.C.) wide receiver/athlete Dre Massey has seen his recruitment pickup as Signing Day approaches. Inside ECU Sports spoke with him about his upcoming visit to ECU.

Dre Massey is an extremely versatile football player.

For Mauldin High School last season, he accounted for 3,500+ yards of total offense and all-purpose yards. The bulk of his playing time was primarily at quarterback and as a punt returner. However, Massey played as a quarterback, wide receiver, punt returner and a defensive back for the Mavericks.

The ECU Pirates have shown interest in him and he will visit this weekend Jan. 17.

"I hear from ECU a lot," said the 6-foot, 170-pound Massey. "They'll call me tomorrow and will be at the school to see me Thursday. I'll be visiting this weekend and I'm very excited about it."

Other schools that have shown interest in Massey include Marshall, Oregon State, Maryland, West Virginia, UNC Chapel Hill, N.C. State and South Carolina. Of the schools that have shown interest, only the Marshall Thundering Herd has extended an offer.

That's going to change this weekend.

"I get my offer from ECU this weekend on my visit," said Massey. "I'll also be receiving my offer from Oregon State on my visit there next weekend (Jan. 24). I'm waiting to hear back from West Virginia and South Carolina as well. More offers could be coming soon."

With such a broad skillset it can be difficult for coaches to choose where to put Massey on the field.

With only three wide receivers committed for the 2014 class, ECU has extended Massey his offer at the wide-out position. If they get him to commit, it'll be one step closer to the coaching staff's goal of a full class of 25 signees.

These next two weeks will be huge in Massey's recruitment. His visits to ECU and Oregon State will likely decide his commitment, but if other schools extend offers it could shake things up.

Massey said he will likely make his decision at the end of the month. He has nice speed with a 4.4 sec 40-yard dash and would be a nice pickup for the class.


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