About two weeks ago I engaged with a rather heated discussion with a couple of recruitniks here in the Upstate about who the best athlete in the state was this year. The discussion
Last night was another epic performance by the super explosive 6'0 175 pound prospect. I didn't attend the game but Twitter started blowing up and some of our friends and fans at Mauldin High School started messaging me.
"I had 11 touchdowns last night. 354 yards rushing and 213 yards passing." Massey messaged us first thing Saturday morning.
The final score? 83-70 as Mauldin defeated a very good Boiling Springs team in what was a thrilling game.
I encouraged a colleague of mine to go and watch the contest between Mauldin and Boiling Springs yesterday and simply told him to "enjoy the fireworks."
His response after the game?
"Easily one of the most exciting and fun games I've ever seen. Incredible both teams were!"
That colleague had plenty to say about Massey as well.
"You said he only has one offer but he's a magician out there on the field. That kid was firing on all cylinders and made it look pretty easy. Its like he's got an unlimited speed button and nobody else can keep up with him. Amazing is all I can say. D1 schools would be crazy not to have him on the field in the slot at receiver or as a wildcat quarterback for specific packages. I wish I had a copy of this game, it was that good!"
For Massey he continues to push his talents to the limit to try and impress more schools who have informed him that they will make a decision about offering after the season is over. His stats are hard to ignore especially after breaking the state record last night with 11 touchdowns. Byrnes QB Shuler Bentley set the record earlier this season with 10 touchdowns.
"I have 4,500+ yards and 60 touchdowns on the year so far."
We asked Massey what he felt like after last night's game against Boiling Springs?
"I felt exhausted and had the worst head ache! I didn't even know I had that many touchdowns until coach Thompson pulled me to the side and told me! But it was a crazy game. I just wanted to get that win and move to the playoffs."
He talked about breaking the state record as well.
"Man it feels good to leave a mark. I just give all the glory to God!"
Mauldin indeed will head to the playoffs and will face Sumter in the first round of the AAAA Division 1 playoffs. What is Massey's mindset now heading into the playoffs?
"I think we can beat anybody honestly. I would love to make a run for it my senior year."
Considering that many feel Region 2-AAAA is the toughest in the state one would think such mind boggling stats would be hard to put up. Massey has been consistent all year in thrashing opposing teams.
"It's tough waiting on more offers having put up some of the numbers I've put up so far but I know they are coming so I'll continue to be patient. Good things come to those who wait so that's what I'll do. It's a lot of motivation for me to play even harder."
Marshall being the lone school to offer thus far would schools that offer move to the top or near the top of his list?
"Schools that offer me would definitely move to to the top of my list."
For now Massey hopes to continue to pile up big numbers in the playoffs hoping to lead his Mavericks on a deep playoff run so more schools will get a chance to see the special talent that he can be on the next level. We'll keep you up to date with the very latest regarding his recruitment right here on SCPrepNation.com!