6'2 230 lbs. Matt Massello is optimistic heading into his senior season at Archbishop Wood. "I plan to have an outstanding season myself," stated an excited Massello. He was sure not to leave his teammates out of the conversation either when he exclaimed, "We have a really big, strong, and fast team. We have a good chance to win the state championship!" At least confidence is not an issue for this talented fullback/linebacker hybrid.
Massello's physical stature and athleticism are nothing to shake a finger at. He is not only strong and powerful (with his max bench press being 315 lbs.) but he is also quick with a 4.45 pro shuttle and a 4.85 forty yard dash. Massello also has a 26 inch vertical and has a forward jump that measures in at 8 feet 3 inches. These physical will not only allow him to succeed during his senior season, but also at the collegiate level.
These physical talents did not simple come from genetics, but came from hard work. Even though Massello does not plan to attend any more football camps this summer because the season is about to begin, does not mean that he has not been working hard throughout summer "break." Massello did attend a camp at Stonybrook and visited Wilkes University. Furthermore, he has been lifting at school everyday. He hopes his work out program will contribute to a state championship and more scholarship opportunities.
Massello is not a stranger to College Park. After a Terrapin football camp, Massello came out with a positive view of the university. "Maryland has a nice campus and athletic fields," said Massello. He also spoke to a few current Terps while at the football camp. The current Terps "were positive about the school and the football program and said the coaches were on their side and taught them a lot" raved Massello. Massello could see himself working hard on the athletic fields and getting along and learning a lot from the Terrapin coaching staff.
Even though Massello has yet to receive an offer from Maryland, he is "absolutely" interested. Other schools on Massello's radar are Richmond, West Chester, Bloomsburg, Central Connecticut, and Robbert Morris. To get more acquainted with being a potential Terrapins, Massello hopes to come to Maryland's campus for an official visit. Massello also hopes to see at least one UMD home game this football season. Hopefully for Massello, he will get his wish and not only get his official visit, but receive a scholarship offer from the University of Maryland.