Va. Lineman Visits UNC

Massive offensive lineman Bobby Massie decided to stop in again at North Carolina on Sunday.

"It went real well," said Massie, a 6-foot-7 330-pound offensive tackle from Lynchburg (Va.) Christian, of his visit to UNC. "It's a nice school; I can see myself going there."

Massie and his family traveled to Clemson on Saturday morning and went on to have what he described as a "great" visit. After a night's rest, Massie traveled to Chapel Hill and arrived on campus in the late afternoon.

Previously, Massie, accompanied by his coaches, attended a basketball game at UNC.

During his prior stay, Massie received a campus tour. Therefore, this visit was primarily to speak with the UNC coaches.

"We met up with Coach [Kenny] Browning, who is recruiting me, and the offensive line coach, Coach [Sam] Pittman," said Massie. "[We talked about] their program and academics."

Pittman also discussed his resume.

"He told me when he was at Northern Illinois, what he did up there, how they led the nation in rushing, and what he can do coaching the offensive line," said Massie.

Massie, who has received scholarship offers from Clemson, Georgia, Maryland, and Virginia Tech, has not yet been offered by UNC.

"They said, they're not the type of school that rushes into offering," said Massie. "They have only a few scholarships to give out already, because of the big class they had last year. And they said they are going to take their time and see what guys they need."

Massie, who has also visited Georgia, will return to UNC the weekend of July 21st for one day and participant in camp. He also plans on camping at Virginia Tech on July 17th.

Currently, Massie is essentially open to every school.

"Everybody is even with me, but if I had to pick one, it would be Clemson," said Massie.

If possible, Massie hopes to have everything aligned in a couple of months to make a verbal commitment.

"I wanted to make a decision before my senior year started so I could focus on football and school," said Massie. "But if that doesn't work out, I'll have to wait until after I take my [official] visits."

Massie said he is looking for a school that has a high graduation rate for their student-athletes and also a football program on the rise.

As a junior, Massie anchored an offensive line that helped lead Lynchburg Christian to a 10-1 record and the semi-finals of the state playoffs. Defensively, he collected 33 tackles including six sacks. Massie was named to the all-conference first team for both offense and defense and first team all-state for offense.

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