The call was made to USC receivers coach Tee Martin.
Massington explained: "They said I couldn't graduate in January. Three seniors didn't get their credits so they don't have a spot (scholarship) for me in January. I'd have to come in June; and that's not what's best for me so I had to do it. I'm graduating this month, so I got to find a place where I can go in January." [A school with a scholarship available in January.]
"It was tough. I'm just disappointed, I guess."
The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder out of West Mesquite (Tx) pulled the trigger with the Trojans in May, locking the fifth spot in what quickly became one of the nation's top 2013 classes.
He noted that USC does remain in the picture.
"They're still in it- if they can open up a spot for me. But if not, I got to find somewhere else."
Having chosen USC over programs like Alabama, Notre Dame, Michigan, Nebraska, UCLA, Ole Miss, Oklahoma State, West Virginia, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Baylor and several others, Massington said "most offers should" still stand, but was unable to report exactly which ones.
"I don't know exactly where to go from here, right now, but I'm hoping it all works out."
Editor's Note: There are no dates set yet but we're hearing UCLA will be one of the schools he officially visits. Massington has some family out in California, and that was one of the draws to USC early on in the process.