Massie Earns UNC Offer

Bobby Massie traveled to Chapel Hill Saturday with two objectives: to work out with North Carolina offensive line coach Sam Pittman and to earn a UNC scholarship offer. He accomplished both.

Massie, a 6-foot-7 330-pound offensive tackle from Lynchburg (Va.) Christian, attended the Saturday morning session of UNC's three-day team camp. He then went on to prove his worth.

"While we were doing one-on-ones, there was a guy that was supposed to be one of the top defensive ends. I went up against him and I beat him twice," said Massie.

According to Massie, after he finished his camp participation, he got the scholarship offer from assistant John Blake.

"I knew once I got down there and showed them what I could do I would get an offer," said Massie. "It was great that I came out of there with one."

Massie is up to six Division I-A offers – Clemson, Georgia, Maryland, UNC, South Carolina, and Virginia Tech.

After the morning session, Massie spent some time soaking in the campus atmosphere and touring the facilities.

Massie was informed by the staff that the official offer would be in the mail. He also was told that they would like to schedule yet another visit for Massie and his parents to sit down with Butch Davis.

Even with Davis' absence, UNC applied the pressure.

"They were telling me how much they want me, because they're only signing two tackles this year and they want me to be one of them," said Massie.

While Massie admits he thought about making a verbal commitment after receiving the offer, he still claims Georgia as his leader.

"They're a winning program," said Massie. "Georgia was my favorite [growing up]. I know a lot about them, because I've been following them for a long time. They put a lot of players in the NFL."

Regardless, he said UNC is in very good shape.

"They have a good school," said Massie. "They brought in a good coaching staff. All those coaches combined have been to five Super Bowls, won championships, they have NFL experience. Their class last year was one of the top in the country. There's no telling what they're going to do in the future coming up."

Massie said after taking all five of his official visits, he will make a verbal commitment.

He noted that he will not make any other campus visits for the summer, and has now unofficially visited Clemson, Georgia, UNC, and Virginia Tech.

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