All-State WR visits Chapel Hill

Charlotte Independence's star wideout, Mohamed Massaquoi, was among the numerous blue chip prospects present for UNC's Junior Day. Massaquoi, a 6-2 179-pound receiver who owns a 35-inch vertical leap, enjoyed his stay, although it wasn't his first.

"We saw the game and we got to interact with the coaches at halftime," stated "Mo" as his teammates call him. "We didn't get to tour the campus, but I have been there before. It's a beautiful campus."

One of the other times Massaquoi visited Chapel Hill occurred during his freshman year when his Independence Patriots won their second of the four straight 4A State Championships. Massaquoi was a reserve in that game, but has since become an integral part of the Patriots' offense the following two years in which both ended with a State Championship ring and his name on the AP All-State Team.

Massaquoi has been consistent with his stats, despite playing with two different quarterbacks the past two years. Last year, Massaquoi caught 87 passes for 1,518 yards and 22 touchdowns, while having fellow AP All-Stater Joe Cox under center. During his sophomore year he had the pleasure of catching passes thrown by SEC Freshman of the Year Chris Leak in which he compiled 1,365 yards on 90 catches plus 21 touchdowns.

Massaquoi possesses offers from UNC, NC State and Tennessee, and is receiving attention from Michigan, Virginia and UCLA among others. However, Massaquoi doesn't have any favorites and has no set timeline in regards to decision time.

"No I don't have any favorites right now I'm open," remarked Massaquoi. "I'll probably wait to make a decision."

It's unknown if Massaquoi will take any more unofficial visits during this offseason, but he does plan to attend various summer camps, although he has not decided which ones.

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