"Just to give himself a little buffer zone," Bennett said. "He's going to be in Chapel Hill unless he just all of a sudden stops working. I saw his [fall] grades with my on eyes: As and Bs. His momma showed me his transcript last night.
"Last year I knew it was going to be close. But I feel really good about it."
Bennett said Massenburg had lost some weight, but was impressed with his season performance at Hargrave as well as his combine results.
"He really doesn't like the food over there, but his momma told me she is going to get his weight back up right over Christmas," Bennett said. "He's just an outstanding player and person."