Massington picks up SMU offer

Over the weekend, the Mustangs extended an offer to the highly touted wide receiver out of West Mesquite, Eldridge Massington. Massington, who's been racking up the offers as of late, says he plans to take a visit to SMU in the near future.

Over the weekend, SMU offered a pair of highly touted West Mesquite players in Eldridge Massington and Kameron Miles.

According to, the two are close friends and would like to not only commit on the same day, but also play together at the next level.

Both have plenty of offers on the table. Eldridge has ones from the likes of Baylor, Connecticut, Colorado, TCU, Ole Miss, Washington State and West Virginia among others; and Miles holds offers from schools like Arkansas, Baylor, Northwestern, Stanford, Texas Tech and UCLA.

The way things are going for these two, it seems like they get new offers every day.

One school Eldridge hasn't heard from yet but is hoping to soon, is LSU.

"I like their winning program and tradition," he said. "And they have a good receivers coach."

Eldridge plans to take a visit there on March 10.

Eldridge is also planning on taking a visit to SMU, but the date is TBD. So far he's taken unofficial visits to Baylor, Texas and Oklahoma.

"All of them impressed me," he said. "I liked Baylor more than the other two though."

Since he lives close to SMU, Eldridge has been on campus before. He said he took a tour around the campus when he was a freshman at West Mesquite and was impressed with the facilities.

"They're nicer than a couple other schools I've been to," Eldridge said. "I went through the locker room and around the whole fieldhouse. It was clean. I thought it was really tight."

Eldridge is being recruited by the Mustangs defensive coordinator Tom Mason. Asked what he knows about SMU, Eldridge said Mason told him a little about the offense, which peaked his interest.

"He told me I'd catch 100-something balls a year and that sounded great," Eldridge said, quite enthusiastically. "And that my chances of going to the pros [at SMU] are high."

Eldridge also said that Mason told him about the new wide receivers coach, Jason Phillips, whose receiving corps was a major part in Houston being the most prolific offense in NCAA history last season.

Eldridge admitted that he didn't know SMU got a new coach at his position, but asked if the addition of Phillips, considering his background, makes SMU more appealing, the 6-foot-3, 205-pound receiver said, "Yeah."

Right now in the offseason, Eldridge, who says his strengths on the field are his size, speed and ball skills, is running track.

He competes in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, plus all relays. Eldridge said he recently ran the 200 in 21 seconds flat, but that he's better at the 100.

"I haven't run [the 100] yet this year, but last year I went 10.8 and that was my fastest time," Eldridge said. "But I think this year I can go 10.4."

Watch his highlight tape here.

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