April 5, 2012

Massington is busy with track

Wylie (Texas) East wide receiver Eldridge Massington is one of the nation's fastest rising prospects. Purdue and UCLA are two of the newest schools to offer, joining a list that is quickly approaching 20 schools. Michigan, Notre Dame, and Tennessee are among the more notable schools who have thrown their hats into the ring.

For now, though, Massington's focus is not on the recruiting process, but rather on his track season. He runs the 100-meter dash for Wylie East, with a season-best time of 10.80 seconds. Because of his exploits on the oval, the gridiron is taking a backseat for now, though he's planning to see LSU this weekend.

"I'll take visits [out-of-region] after track, sometime in the summer," Massington explained. "I don't know when track ends, but hopefully late."

College coaches have been understanding of Massington's busy schedule. That includes his recruiter from Michigan, offensive line coach Darrell Funk.

"I talk to Coach Funk; we message on Facebook a lot," Massington said. "He would like me to visit, but he understands that I'm going through track in the Spring. He's been real cool with that."

It's easy to understand why Michigan is willing to wait on a prospect like Massington. He stands 6-3, and 205 pounds, and that track speed translates to the football field as well. During his junior season, Massington caught 41 passes for 666 yards (16.2 yards per catch) and six touchdowns while building chemistry with a freshman quarterback.

With the offensive line class Michigan has already compiled - including five top-200 players to Rivals - and quarterback Shane Morris, the No. 16 player in the nation, a top wide receiver like Massington could be a big piece of a recruiting class with potential to put up big yardage once they reach college.

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