Irish Offer Big For Texas Receiver

Why does Texas wide receiver Eldridge Massington love his offer from Notre Dame? IrishEyes.com has the answer to this question and more in this update on one of the top receivers in the country.

Standing 6-foot-3, 205-pounds with a forty time of 4.5 makes Mesquite (TX) West wide receiver Eldridge Massington one of the more impressive prospects in the country.

This week Eldridge received an offer from Notre Dame and by the sound of things really caught his attention.

"Being offered by Notre Dame made me real excited," said Eldridge. "It was an offer I've been expecting as I've talked with my recruiting coordinator and the wide receiver coach last Saturday. They said all they were waiting for were my transcripts."

Despite being in the heart of Texas, Eldridge said there is one big reason the Irish have his attention. "Michael Floyd," explained Eldridge. "I've watched him a lot and he's one of my favorite receivers. Right now Notre Dame is one of my biggest offers."

Are the Irish now in his Top Five?

"I can't say because I really don't have a Top Five," explained Eldridge. "But if I did, I could say that.

"I know their education is very good. It was big when I spoke with the coaches from there and they told me I could go worldwide. I've never had a coach say that to me. Education is big because there is life after football."

Besides Floyd, who has Eldridge watched and tried to pattern his game after?

"I've watched a lot of Chad Johnson," said Eldridge. "However, my receiver coach Adrien Madise, I watch him every day as he's the only receiver I really watch because he tells me stuff to get ready for college and the next level."

How hard will it be for Eldridge to leave home?

"Not hard at all," Eldridge explained. "I kind of want to leave a little bit."

With the new found interest by the Irish, Eldridge has also adjusted his decision timeline.

"I'm going to try and get up there in the summer," said Eldridge. "I've never been there and have only seen things on television. At first I was going to try and make my decision in the spring. Now I would have to say I'm looking at doing it right before my senior season."

Where does Eldridge feel his strengths and weakness are in his game?

"I feel I need to work on everything," he said. "However, I feel my strength is my size and my ball skills."


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