Practice Tour: Bobby Massie

CHATHAM, Va. --- Bobby Massie expects to spend two semesters at Hargrave Military Academy as he works to raise his grade point average.

On Hargrave's post graduate team, Massie, a 6-foot-7, 327-pound offensive lineman, will serve as the bookend starting right tackle.

"I'm just going to keep everybody off the quarterback – that's my job," Massie said.

Robert Prunty, Hargrave's post graduate head football coach, expects big things – literally and figuratively – from Massie.

"He's a pro," Prunty said. "I'm saying literally, this kid is a pro – that's how good he is. This kid could play one year of college ball and then play in the [National Football] League – he's that good… He's the best offensive lineman I've seen here at this point."

Massie, who attended Lynchburg (Va.) Liberty Christian Academy, knew early on that he would have to prep at Hargrave. Thus, the transition hasn't been difficult for him.

"I'm just getting adjusted to everything here, going to practice, and getting the playbook down," Massie said.

As a high school senior, Massie verbally committed to Virginia Tech during an official visit to the campus in October. He later de-committed in early January. Shortly thereafter, he made official trips to Clemson and North Carolina.

With a restart to his recruitment, Massie is starting off fresh.

"I'm going to take all five of my [official] visits and I'm open to everyone that comes," Massie said.

Alabama, Clemson, and Georgia are penciled in for three of Massie's five official visit slots. He says the remaining two officials are up for grabs.

UNC, who is once again recruiting Massie, is among the schools in contention for one of his the final two official spots.

"UNC is in there," Massie said. "They're a really good school. [A.J.] Blue and [Kevin] Reddick have been talking about possibly playing together."

Learning from last year, Massie won't rush his decision and plans to announce his collegiate destination on Signing Day.

"[I'm looking for] a place that best fit me, around people I can trust, and the opportunity to win championships," Massie said.

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