Three-Star JUCO TE nearing Louisville offer?

Jonathan Massey signed with Vanderbilt two years ago and made plans to be the Commodores' tight end of the future. Things did not go as planned in Nashville, so the talented Massey is back on the market.

"The main schools I am hearing from are Southern Miss, West Virginia, Louisville and Troy," said Massey. "I am hearing from some other schools, but those four are probably the ones who are recruiting me the hardest. All four of them are talking about offering after the season starts."

Jonathan Massey is no stranger to the recruiting process. With lessons learned from his previous experience, Jonathan hopes to give each school a more thorough evaluation this time around.

"I guess the biggest thing for me, now that I am going through the process again, is that I am taking more time to see what type of offense each school runs," explained Jonathan. "The first time around I kind of went on what all of the coaches told me rather then taking a good look at things myself."

The Gautier, Mississippi native selected Vanderbilt and the Southeastern Conference originally, but this fall Massey will suit up for Copiah-Lincoln Community College.

JUCO Jonathan Massey

"It was a tough adjustment at first coming from Vanderbilt," said Massey. "It's been a very valuable experience for me."

Jonathan has BCS talent, the ability to enroll at the mid-term and an eligibility clock with a lot of time left on it.

"One thing the coaches across the board have been telling me is that they like that I am going to be a December graduate," said Jonathan. "You get the chance to participate in spring ball and that's when players compete for positions. I redshirted last year, so that gives me an extra year that most junior college transfers don't have. That makes me more appealing to some of the the teams."

Jonathan reports that he is going to take his time, but that he will know the right fit when he finds it. He has already put together a list of wants for his next school.

"I am going to look close at the type of offense that each team runs and to see if the coaching staff is going to remain in place during my time there," explained Massey. "I want a school with a good academic reputation as well and a nice football tradition."

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