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Magnolia TE sees stock soar

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Gautier, Miss. wide receiver/tight end Jonathan Massey may have surprised some people when he showed up as the No. 8 player in the Magnolia State rankings this morning, but some feel he could one day be an all-SEC caliber tight end.
"Most schools are recruiting me as tight end right now," Massey said. "At first all I wanted to play was wide receiver, but now I don't mind, I'm starting to realize that is probably what I'll play in college. I am going to try to shed a few pounds this summer and stay a wide receiver, but I'm not opposed to change."
The 6-foot-2, 241-pound Massey attended the NIKE camp in Tallhassee on May 1, where he ran a 4.97 second shuttle, a 4.34 shuttle, posted a 25-inch vertical jump and had a 17-inch vertical jump.
"I already had offers from Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Southern Miss and Vanderbilt," Massey said. "When LSU called they said they were offering me and then they came by and said the same thing. Clemson also came by and said that they were offering me."
He has already attended a one-day camp at Ole Miss and a three-day camp at LSU this summer and will head to a 7-on-7 tournament at LSU this weekend and a camp at Southern Miss on June 22, which will be his last of the summer.
He is ranked as the No. 8 player in the state of Mississippi by Rivals.com and could see his stock soar even higher now that he has embraced the role of tight end.
"Right now my favorites would be LSU, Clemson, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Florida State," Massey said. "Florida State hasn't offered, but I've been talking to them a lot and they are real interested. Auburn has also been really sending me a lot of stuff lately."
As a junior Massey caught 46 passes for 705 yards and seven touchdowns for 15.3 yards per catch. Massey was selected all-state second team by the Mississippi Association of Coaches and was an all-South Mississippi selection by the Biloxi Sun Herald as a junior as well.
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