Keith Massey, WR/CB, 6'1, 202, 4.4, COLUMBUS (BROOKHAVEN HS), OHIO:
Keith Massey joins with Alex Daniels to form one of the best duos in the country in the secondary. Thus far, Brookhaven is 10-0 and the Bearcats have a great chance to win the Division 11 title.
"We have a great chance to win the title this year," said Massey. "We have great team speed and we have a great speed on defense. Our defense has to be the best in Ohio, and we have great team chemistry. Our team doesn't have any egos, all of our guys are equal. We have some superstars on our team, but they don't act like superstars. Dominique Jones (safety/receiver committed to Pitt) and Alex Daniels are two of the better players in the state, but they are total teams players and just play hard every down."
Massey transfered from Marion Franklin with Daniels, and is starting on both sides of the ball in his first year at Brookhaven.
"We had guys that had a couple of problems at Franklin and they wanted to transfer to stay out of trouble, and we decided to transfer with them," said Massey. "I am having a great time at Brookhaven. Our teachers show a great deal of attention to us and our football team is supported so well. I have never experienced anything like this. I am going both ways at corner and wide receiver and I just love it."
Massey has caught 12 passes for 212 yards, but Massey is noted more as a cornerback. He has three interceptions and two punt returns returned for touchdowns.
"I like playing cornerback better than wide receiver," said Massey. "I have played wide receiver all my life, so when I am playing corner I know what they are thinking. I just think it will be easier for me to play corner in college."
Massey can bench 290 pounds, squats 375 and he has posted a vertical jump of 38-inches. Massey has been offered eight scholarships at this point.
"Most colleges that talk to me tell me they don't believe my size and that I look little on film," said Massey. "Most coaches tell me they want to come and watch me play and then they will offer. My main three schools are Miami, Oklahoma and Florida has just come back into the picture. I hear that Steve Spurrier is going to regain that job and I would like to see what he is all about. Miami and Oklahoma are the main two schools right now. I am taking an official visit to Oklahoma on November 13th, and they have told me that when they see my size that the will offer me. Miami is telling me that they will get into further talks with me after the season."
One has to wonder if Daniels and Massey are a packaged deal.
"We would like to play with one another if that can work out," said Massey. "Oklahoma came to watch Alex and on film they noticed me and called me down to talk. Oklahoma would be a packaged deal, but that is the only school really where we would go to school together. That gives Oklahoma and edge, because we have been best friends since eighth grade. However, if Miami offers me I would commit to then on the spot. I just think I fit into what Miami is doing on defense. They like size and speed on defense and I just feel Miami likes my type of player more than Oklahoma or anybody else. I am looking forward to my visit to Oklahoma, but I am trying to wait and see what Miami wants to do."
Massey has qualified.
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