Monster wide receiver names Vandy in top 5

This wide receiver is big, he's fast and he's mean. His main goal is to kill defensive backs and win. VandyMania talked with this versatile prospect who can play a number of positions at the next level.

TE, Jonathan Massey
(Gautier HS) Pascagoula, Miss.

VandyMania.com: What is the primary position you play? Do you play any other positions?
Jonathan Massey: Primarily I'm a wide receiver right now. I'm also going to be playing a lot of tight end. I'm the backup quarterback and I'm the punter.

VandyMania.com: Wow! You are a pretty versatile guy, huh?
Jonathan Massey: Yeah.

VandyMania.com: You are a big wide receiver aren't you? 6-2, 245?
Jonathan Massey: Yeah [laughter].

VandyMania.com: You killing some defensive backs?
Jonathan Massey: Yeah [laughter], trying to.

VandyMania.com: Can you tell us some of your junior season highlights and postseason honors?
Jonathan Massey: I had 47 catches for 705 yards and 7 touchdowns. I made the All-State team and All-South State.

VandyMania.com: What do you feel is your biggest strengths as a player?
Jonathan Massey: Being physical.

VandyMania.com: What schools are currently recruiting you?
Jonathan Massey: Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Southern Miss, Clemson, LSU, and Florida State. I just started getting letters from Nebraska, Auburn, Alabama, Tennessee, Memphis, Kansas State,

VandyMania.com: Who has offered you scholarships?
Jonathan Massey: I have four written ones from Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Southern Miss and Vanderbilt. I've got two verbals from Clemson and LSU.

VandyMania.com: What schools do you think you are leaning towards right now?
Jonathan Massey: I'd say my top 5 right now would be Ole Miss, LSU, Florida State, Clemson and Vanderbilt.

VandyMania.com: What are some of the things you like about Vanderbilt?
Jonathan Massey: It being a prestigous university. Coach [Kenny] Carter was telling me that about the positions that they want me to come in and play. They are talking about getting early playing time. I haven't actually been in Nashville before but I hear it is an exciting place to be. . . and playing in the SEC. That's a great league.

VandyMania.com: So do you plan to visit Vanderbilt?
Jonathan Massey: I haven't planned a visit but I'd like to.

VandyMania.com: When did your high school team start practicing?
Jonathan Massey: We started on August 1. We have a preseason game next Friday coming up.

VandyMania.com: You excited?
Jonathan Massey: Yeah, finally have a game to look forward to on Friday.

VandyMania.com: Kill some more defensive backs, huh?
Jonathan Massey: Yeah, [laughter].

VandyMania.com: Jonathan, it sounds like you are an outstanding player. We wish you the best of luck during your senior season and in making your college choice. Thanks for your time.
Jonathan Massey: Thank you.


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