A common question for an official visit is whether or not the recruit contemplated committing. A common answer is he thought about it and then decided he didn’t want to make an impulse decision.
As a junior college recruit, Goodman (Miss.) Holmes CC wide receiver Dre Massey isn’t about making impulse decisions. During his visit to Oklahoma, though, he didn’t feel he was about to make one.
Massey, a four-star recruit, definitely thought about committing to OU on his visit, but he also went one stepped further and said he talked to his mother about making it official.
The prevailing thought, however, is go to Florida this weekend and then be ready to make the call and that sounds like it will be Massey’s plan.
“It was a lot of fun, never been to Oklahoma before,” Massey said. “It was a lot better than I thought it would be.”
Massey was hosted by John Humphrey the first night and then Dede Westbrook the rest of the trip. The Westbrook pairing made complete sense as Westbrook was in Massey’s position almost one year ago to the day.
Westbrook was also a junior college kid looking to find a home before picking OU. Unlike Westbrook, though, Massey is a three-for-two recruit when it comes to eligibility.
“It helped a lot because he knows my point of views and everything like that,” Massey said. “There was nothing that really stood out, but he said you could come straight in and play off the jump.”
Massey entered the weekend with a top three of Florida, South Carolina and OU in that order. Following the visit, things have definitely changed. Massey said OU has moved up. He didn’t say if it was No. 1, but he said he knows he’ll have a much better feeling for things following the Florida visit.
He’s not looking at any other schools right now. The trip to Gainesville should be the final one before he makes his choice.
The reason OU was there initially stems from the relationship with offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley. Massey signed with East Carolina for the 2014 class back when Riley was running that offense.
The visit allowed them to reconnect on things, and Massey said he had a terrific talk with Riley just hours before leaving campus.
“It was a lot of fun to catch up,” Massey said. “We talked a lot and had a great conversation toward the end of my visit. It was a real good one. You can just see he seems more confident about everything he’s doing now.”
Massey, like most OU receiver recruits, spent the game watching Sterling Shepard and seeing what he was doing. He noticed how hard of a worker Shepard is on every single play.
Massey said he had a lot of fun with the other recruits, including the Sunday photoshoot, and he actually hit it off the most with receiver commit Adrian Hardy.
Most recruits talk about the game or the photoshoot as their favorite part of the visit. Massey had a different take on things.
“I was just chilling with the coaches before the game,” Massey said. “I was in his (Bob Stoops’) office and just talking to him. I was drinking hot chocolate because it was cold. I just enjoyed it. It was a lot of fun.”