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Massey schedules surprise fourth official

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Gautier, Miss. four-star tight end Jonathan Massey already has officials scheduled to Ole Miss, Southern Miss and Vanderbilt in December. The 6-foot-2, 241-pounder has scheduled a fourth official visit to a surprise team in the ACC.
"I've been talking a lot to Clemson lately and I scheduled an official there for January 13th," he said. "I like the things they've been doing with their tight ends. I know the tight end is a big part of their offense and I saw it last weekend against Florida State. Basically what they've told me if I come in and work hard and learn the system, I can probably get playing time as a freshman. That's a big thing for me. I also really like my recruiter Vic Koenning. He's a great guy to talk to."
Massey's visits are quickly approaching with the first one on October 2nd to Ole Miss. What is he looking for out of his visits?
"I'm hoping to get a chance to see life at the schools," he said. "I've been to most of these places a few times. I just want to tour the facilities more in-depth and check out the campus more."
The No. 15 tight end in the country isn't sure who he's looking at for a fifth official visit.
Previously Florida State and Auburn were high on Massey's list.
"Auburn has cooled on me the last few weeks. I haven't talked to their coaches in three weeks," he said. "Meanwhile, I know Florida State has already gotten some tight end commitments, so it seems unlikely with them."
The No. 8 player in Mississippi didn't play in the Gators 35-21 first round playoff victory over Petal.
"I'm not playing because of my torn meniscus in my knee," he said. "That actually happened in a preseason game and has only recently started bothering me after I got hit on it. The injury is going pretty well though, I'm headed to the doctor on Thursday and if we do the surgery it should recover in about three weeks."
Massey has finished the season with 30 catches for 400 yards and three touchdowns.
"I felt like I could have done better as the whole season I was nagging from the injury," he said. "I can tell I did a much better job being a decoy when I wasn't getting the ball this year."
This week Gautier faces off against Mendenhall in the second round of the playoffs.
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