Massey Considers All Options
Mauldin (Mauldin S.C.) JUCO receiver Dre Massey has reopened his recruiting process after being committed to ECU since high school in 2014. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound receiver faced complications getting straight from Mauldin High to East Carolina. Massey, who said he was unaware at the time that former offensive coordinator, Lincoln Riley would be leaving ECU, was shocked when he heard the news. Since Riley’s departure, ECU’s Inside Receivers Coach Donnie Kirkpatrick has been in contact with Massey but, he expressed that no coach has yet to completely fill the void. “They were always preaching family and how they would always be there for me,” Massey said. “They always kept in touch throughout the process.” After a solid first season at Holmes Community College (Mississippi), Massey’s recruiting process outside of his verbal commitment to ECU heated up. The receiver said that he has three more planned visits this summer at Mississippi State, Memphis and Ole Miss. Massey also noted that Alabama, Cincinnati, Missouri, and Oklahoma are on his radar. While Massey is exploring all of his options, he still believes that he could be a good fit for the Pirates’ air-raid offense. One selling point that ECU presented to Massey is their ability to transfer players that have similar skill sets to him, to the NFL. “I like their offense; its high speed and they have a lot of different ways to get the ball out to the receivers,” Massey explained. “They were talking about me doing things like Dwayne Harris, returning kick offs and punts as well as playing receiver.” Massey who had previously committed to the Pirates on two separate occasions, said his current interest in ECU is maybe a five on a ten-point scale. The opportunities for Massey’s college football career seem to be growing and don’t show any signs of slowing down soon. With at least three more visits this summer, Massey hopes to have final decision made around Thanksgiving. ECU currently has eight 2016 recruits, including Massey, who have committed to play for the Pirates. Out of the eight, Tahj Deans and Kenyon Taylor both have experience playing wide receiver.
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