Massie says UNC's improved record "really doesn't affect" him. However, his relationship with his position coach at UNC, who also serves as his primary recruiter, does have a major impact.
"I really like Coach Pittman," Massie said. "He's a cool guy, always playing around. He's one of my favorite [recruiters]."
As a high school senior at Lynchburg (Va.) Liberty Christian Academy, Massie verbally committed to Virginia Tech during an official visit to the campus in October. The 6-foot-8, 330-pounder later de-committed in early January. Shortly thereafter, he made official trips to Clemson and UNC.
Heading into Signing Day last year, Massie knew he would have to spend two semesters prepping at Hargrave Military Academy.
Massie will take his first official visit of his second recruitment on Dec. 12 to Miami. He says he will also officially visit Alabama and Georgia in January.
Massie, who doesn't claim a leader, says he will wait until Signing Day to make his collegiate decision. He plans to take all five official trips to assist him in the decision making process.
"I'm looking to get on campus and see where I feel most comfortable at," Massie said.
UNC, as well as Florida, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Ohio State - which recently offered a scholarship - are vying for Massie's final two official visit slots.
On his repeat UNC official visit, if he chooses to take one, Massie hopes to get a better feel for UNC's players and what it's like to be a Tar Heel.
"Last year, I met with all the coaches and everything," Massie said. "This year, [I want to] just get around all the players and see why they decided to go there."