Massey Commits

Mauldin (S.C.) wide receiver Dre Massey committed to ECU Monday night after receiving an offer during his official visit this weekend. Massey discussed his commitment with IES.

Mauldin (S.C.) wide receiver Dre Massey said he was 100 percent certain where he wanted to play his college football: East Carolina University.

However, it wasn't until Saturday, during his official visit, that he received an offer from the Pirates. It did not take long for him to act.

True to his word, the six-foot, 165-pound speedster committed to ECU after Head Coach Ruffin McNeill and recruiting coordinator Donnie Kirkpatrick visited him Monday night. But it was Massey's visit to ECU that solidified what school he wanted to play for.

"As the weekend went on, everybody just kept on loving it. Each day it just got better and better and it was amazing" he told IES. "My mom loved everything about it and my (high school) coach loved everything about the atmosphere and you can tell their program is on the rise.

"It just felt like the place to be."

Massey received an offer from Marshall and has made other visits, including at N.C. State and Clemson, but once ECU gave him the chance to become a Pirate, all of his other options paled in comparison.

"I was going to take a visit next week out to Oregon State, but I committed to East Carolina and I'm not going to go now," said Massey.

He will likely be a wide receiver at the collegiate level, but his versatility and athleticism could place him in other roles. Massey accounted for 3,500 yards during his senior season at Maudlin and said ECU has a system in place that he will thrive in.

"I feel like I bring a lot of different things that I can do," he said. "I have a lot more yards and a lot more touchdowns (in me). I feel like I can stretch the field a lot more and if I can do a lot more things, we can do a lot more things."

Massey marks the 18th pledge of ECU's 2014 recruiting class and will be the class' fourth wide receiver if he remains at the position. He is listed as a two-star athlete by and run a 4.4-second 40-yard dash.

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