ACC or SEC for Mason

TSR caught up with 2011 prospect Max Mason about his recruiting situation and his thoughts on MD.

It is clear after a recent interview that Max Mason plans to take his skills to either the Atlantic Coast Conference or the Southeastern Conference. Mason has narrowed his schools down to a top five of Vanderbilt, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Virginia, and Maryland. Whether he decided to join a SEC school or ACC school, he plans to challenge himself within tough conferences.

Mason definitely has the physical skills to succeed at the next level. Mason measures in at 6 feet 6 inches tall and weighs in at 210 lbs. He runs a 4.55 forty yard dash and has a 32 inch vertical. His build and vertical will allow him to catch passes over smaller defenders while his speed will allow him to outrun bigger linebackers on pass routes. A tough cover for any defender or defensive coordinator to handle.

Mason hopes that his play this year will contribute to Maryland deciding to offer him a scholarship. On his high schools chances this year, Mason said that, "I see a winning season for sure with a deep run into the playoffs." This confidence not only shows leadership, but the confidence in his teammates. Although Mason has not received an offer from Maryland, he has received offers from Air Force, Virginia, Marshall, Indiana, and Illinois. He hopes that the Terrapins will join this list shortly.

Mason has also been in constant talks with the Maryland coaching staff this summer. In a conversation with assistant coach Brown, Mason came out with the impression that he liked Maryland "because of the success at the tight end position." With Terrapin tight ends in the NFL, including Pro Bowler Vernon Davis of the San Francisco 49ers and most recently, Dan Gronkowski of the Detroit Lions, Mason certainly had something to consider. After hearing of his pro potential at Maryland, Mason left the conversation with his mouth watering. Mason also came out of the conversation with a positive outlook on UMD strong academic program.

Mason's senior season is of optimal importance. If he is able to carry his team far into the playoffs and perform to his potential, it may be impossible for Maryland to ignore Max Mason. Until then, only time will determine Mason's future.

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