Lookin' For A "Boom"

This DE/OLB from East Texas has PAC 12 and Big XII offers, but that hasn't stopped Texas State from putting on a hard press. He spoke with our staff and the Bobcats are right in the mix.

One of Texas State's first targets this spring was defensive end/outside linebacker Bronson Massie, from Lufkin High School. He's rated a 3 Star prospect by Scout.com National Recruiting Analysts and ranked as the 66th best DE prospect in the country.

Bronson, who goes by the nickname "Boom," is reporting offers from California, Washington, Oklahoma State, Louisiana Tech, Texas State, and others, with strong interest still coming from the likes of Texas, LSU, Kansas State, and Kansas. Both staffs at UT and LSU have informed "Boom" that they want to see more of him this fall before offering.

As for the Bobcats, D-Tackles Coach Kyle Tatum is the lead recruiter who remains in constant contact with Massie and has made an impression with the standout defensive target.

"The coaches like the way I play and they always show me love, Coach Tatum," said Massie.

"Boom" and his teammates already started practice in preparation for the upcoming season. Meaning that he's going to go through his senior year with the recruiting process open. He has a rough time-line for a possible commitment as early as the midway point of the season, or he could possibly wait it out until he's done.

With some national programs after "Boom", he did give us a list of his favorites, in no specific order, and the Bobcats are squarely in the mix.

"I really like Texas State and Coach Tatum. He like put himself in my place. He's been through the recruiting process, he's been there, so he can help me. He went to Alabama, that's big time," said Massie.

His list is: LSU, Texas, Cal, Washington, Texas State, OSU, and Michigan State, as the programs that are currently at the top of his pecking order.

Massie is in the process of planning official visits, and has a good feel that he'll be visiting Washington, Cal, Oklahoma State, Colorado State, and depending how things go or not, he could squeeze in UT. Because San Marcos isn't too far from home, he wouldn't mind getting in another visit either. Getting him to campus again would only be a huge plus for the staff in the chance of landing this highly coveted defensive target.

Over the summer, "Boom" measured in at 6'2.5", is now up to 220lbs and clocked a 4.7 at the LSU camp.

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