Michael Massey: "Michigan Played Awesome"

St. Ignatius (Cleveland) DL/TE <b>Michael Massey</b> was in attendance Saturday during Michigan's 35-21 Big Ten Championship-clinching win over Ohio State. He said he was definitely rooting for one team.

St. Ignatius High School star Michael Massey made it up to Ann Arbor for an unofficial visit Saturday and was rewarded with one of the most dominating Wolverine performances in the 100 year history of the rivalry. "Michigan played awesome," he said. "It was a great game and atmosphere. Michigan played at a higher level and beat up on Ohio State."

Even though brother Jim played for Ohio State, Michael said he was definitely rooting for his Wolverine brother Pat. "I can't lie to you, I was definitely rooting for Michigan to win," he said. "To see Michigan win was really great. I don't think I need to tell you how Pat was after the game, he was so happy. Jim was certainly upset OSU lost, but he was happy that Jim was going to the Rose Bowl."

As far as his recruiting goes Massey said the game didn't influence his decision one way or the other. He said he wants to take his visits and then make his choice. "It's down to Michigan and Ohio State," he said. "But if I find I'm not comfortable with either of those then I'll be taking a look at Boston College." He has an official visit set up for Boston College on December 5, with a trip to Michigan the following week. He said he'll visit Ohio State sometime after the first of the year, though the date hasn't been set.

"Boston College is a great school," Massey said. "I have a lot of family up there too and a couple people from St. Ignatius have gone there and done well so I want to go and check it out."

Massey is being recruited by Michigan primarily as a tight end, but he said he doesn't really care where he ends up as long as he gets to play. "I'm going to let whatever school I choose decide where I'll play," he said. "I just want to get on the field."

TheInsiders four-star player received some good news today. "The all-star teams came out and I made the first team as a defensive-end," he said.

Brother Pat won't be the only Massey heading out to Pasadena in January. "We're all going," Michael said. "I've never been to California so I'm just as excited as Pat."

St. Ignatius finished the season 9-3 after losing to Mentor 31-0 on November 8.

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