Massington Ahead of Schedule

USC's four-star receiver commitment Eldridge Massington updates us on ACL recovery, official visits and more.

After tearing the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee in July, Massington said of his recovery, "I'm about 30 to 40 percent right now."

He noted he has been jogging a bit, and was able to do some jump roping last week.

"It feels good to be doing something," he stressed. "I'm ready to get back."

"I'm ahead of where I'm supposed to be right now, though… With the way things are going, I might be back this season," he laughed.

As optimistic as he is, he won't. "They (trainers and doctors) don't want to rush things."

The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder pledged verbal commitment to USC over several other major BCS programs in May. Since, he has remained in close communication with the Trojans staff.

In fact, he noted, "I talk to the coaches almost every day." -specifically with receivers coach Tee Martin and his recruiting coach Marvin Sanders.

"We talk about everything. Football, life.. They always talk about how they're going to use me when I'm there (a lot like they did Mike Williams and Dwayne Jarrett). We're trying to get all the commits up there together, it'll probably be after season."

Massington declared his official visit to USC will be the one and only visit he makes this school year.

"I could make other visits just to make them, but I'm not. I'm completely solid to USC. No question."

Worth noting he and Marqise Lee have been texting back and forth quite a bit lately.

"He was telling me what it's like up there, how the college life is, all that," said Massington. "He's lightin' up this year and he's only a sophomore. We're always talking about how cool it'll be to play together."

Until then, Massington will continue to rehab and provide coaching and guidance to his West Mesquite Wranglers as they (2-1) enter a bye week looking to bounce back from a tough 42-0 loss Friday.

We sit down with Massington this week to talk more Trojans- from what he's seen and learned from Lee/Robert Woods tandem, to the impact of true freshman Nelson Agholor getting early playing time, and much more. Keep it locked on FOXSportsNEXT.


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