Mike Massey Talks About Commitment

St. Ignatius (Cleveland) TE <b>Mike Massey</b> ended his recruitment Wednesday by commiting to play for the University of Michigan. Thursday night he talked about his decision with GoBlueWolverine Magazine.

Mike Massey (Dec. 12 official visit, 2003 U-M Camper, 6-5, 235 lbs., 4.82 in the 40 {electronic at the U-M Camp}, 225-lb. bench press, 2.5 GPA/960 SAT) told his brother, Pat that he was probably going to join him as a Wolverine. Wednesday night he made it final when Michigan Head Coach Lloyd Carr was in his home. "I kinda knew after this visit and I knew coach Carr was coming out Wednesday," he said. "I thought it was really cool that he came out here so I told him, I think he knew anyway but I just wanted to commit to him while he was here."

Carr's reaction? "We were in my living and he just stood up and shook my hand and welcomed me to the Michigan family," Massey said. "I feel real comfortable with the whole Michigan coaching staff."

Massey had narrowed his choices down to Michigan and Ohio State, with the idea that if he still wasn't convinced he would take a visit to Boston College. "I'm all done," he said. "I'm not taking any more visits, I gave Coach Carr my verbal commitment and that's my word."

Michigan academics played a major role in Massey's decision, as well as having family there. "It does help having a brother there and the academics were a big part of it," he said. "The players were real cool and I just felt more comfortable at Michigan."

Massey said his other brother, Jim, who played for Ohio State was happy for him even though he chose Michigan. The whole family is planning on making the trek out to Pasadena to see the Wolverines battle USC in the Rose Bowl. He also said he won't be playing basketball this season for the first time. "It's going to be pretty weird but I'm just looking forward to working out." he said.

Massey will play tight end at Michigan and said he will definitely red-shirt his first year. "I'm looking forward to playing tight end there," he said. "I think I'll fit in real well."

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