Jonathan Massey commits to Vanderbilt

The Vanderbilt staff picked up its 18th commitment for 2006 Wednesday when tight end/receiver Jonathan Massey committed to the Commodores. Massey was a heavily recruited prospect and made his announcement on the ESPNU college sports network.

TE, Jonathan Massey (6-2, 245, 4.8 forty)
(Gautier HS) Pascagoula, Miss.

Massey stated that he wanted a team that actively used the tight end in the offense. "I just felt like Vandy would be the best fit for me," said Massey. Massey also said Vanderbilt's strong academics were important because "you can't play football forever."

A versatile player, Massey saw action as a wide receiver, punter, tight end, and backup quarterback at Gautier.

As a junior had 47 catches for 705 yards and 7 touchdowns. He was named to the All-State team and All-South State. As a senior Massey had 30 catches for 3 touchdowns. Rated the #37 tight end prospect in the nation by, ESPN also rated him as one of the top 150 prospects nationally.

Massey had offers from Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Clemson, LSU, Southern Miss and Vanderbilt. Ole Miss recently pulled their offer after other players committed to the Rebel staff.

Massey commented earlier with as to the position he might play at Vandy.

"They want me to play H-Back, where I would be playing out of the backfield. I would play a combination of tight end and wide receiver. That sounds really good to me," said Massey.

Massey is the 18th player to commit verbally to Vanderbilt for the class of 2006. National signing day is February 1. Click HERE to see a complete list of Vanderbilt commits.

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