The "UP NEXT" series here on SCPrepNation.com rolls on and this time we feature 2014 South Pointe High School safety Josh Massey. One of the most dynamic prospects in an always ultra competitive Rock Hill area the South Pointe prospect has already emerged with multiple offers. We caught up with the 5'11 180 pound prospect to bring you up to date concerning his recruitment and junior season.
His junior season saw Massey pile up some absurd numbers for the Stallions. He shared his stats with us.
"I had 138 tackles, 2 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles, a blocked punt, 8 sacks, 8 pass break ups, and 13 tackles for loss."
Right now Massey says most schools are recruiting him as a safety. One school, UNC Charlotte, worked him at both safety and corner while he camped with the 49ers. They are just one of a number of schools actively recruiting Massey at this point.
"I'm hearing from Ball State, UNC Charlotte, Toledo, East Carolina, Duke, Furman, Wofford, Appalachian State, Charleston Southern, Presbyterian, Gardner-Webb, Campbell, Liberty, Citadel, Marshall, and Youngstown State."
Out of those schools Massey told us that The Citadel, Appalachian State, and Furman are recruiting him the hardest currently.
The 2014 safety holds 9 offers already and he shared that list with us as well.
"I've got offers from Presbyterian, Campbell, Liberty, Citadel, Furman, Wofford, Gardner-Webb, Charleston Southern, and Youngstown State."
Massey has been active on the camp circuit this off season so far and he talked about the schools he visited and what he enjoyed most about each program.
"I camped at UNC Charlotte, Appalachian State, The Citadel, and Duke this summer. I leave for Ball State tomorrow. At UNC Charlotte I really liked the coaching staff and the new facilities. The intensity of the Duke camp drew me in. During the Appalachian State camp I found that the way that the way they allow their strong safeties to play would fit my skill set, and the coaching staff as a whole at The Citadel camp is what I liked the most about them."
Having such a great impact on the field last year as a junior with such strong statistics the 2014 prospect chimed in on what he feels are his biggest strengths currently and what areas he'd like to improve upon for next year.
"My strengths are my instincts on the field, having a relentless motor, and my versatility between being in the secondary and stopping the run."
"I would like to make quicker pre-snap reads, and not that it was a weakness before, but I would like to be able to cover even more ground when I'm in zone coverage."
Massey says he'd like to hear more from a trio of schools soon and he intends on checking a pair of those schools out soon.
"Right now I plan on making a few trips to NC State and Vanderbilt."
With a slew of offers already in hand don't expect an early decision from the 2014 prospect as of right now.
"I would like to make my decision on National Signing Day."
One area that college coaches have already or will fall in love with Massey is his diligence in the classroom. He shared with us some of his numbers there as well.
"I scored a 23 composite on the ACT, a 92 on all four sections. I have a 4.5 GPA overall and a 3.76 core GPA."
Check out Massey's Junior Season Highlights below courtesy of YouTube and HUDL.