Cleveland (Ohio) St. Ignatius is always one of the top teams in the nation, but even the best teams in the nation can have an off night. For St. Ignatius and four-star defensive end/tight end Michael Massey that was last weekend against St. Xavier.
St. Ignatius turned the ball over seven times and ended up losing 20-17 to a team that should not have beaten it.
“The defense played really well,” Massey, ranked as the nation’s No. 7 strongside defensive end, said. “But when you turn the ball over seven times you’re not going to win too many games.”
But there is a silver lining, Massey said.
“Things have been even more intense in practice,” he said. “It’s been a very good week. We’re more focused on winning now than we were ever before. We’re only going to be better because of this.”
Massey said things continue to remain status quo on the recruiting front, except for one exception.
“Boston College is right there behind Ohio State and Michigan,” he said. “BC has been talking to me a lot and they’re recruiting me pretty well. I still think Ohio State and Michigan are my top two.”
Massey said he’s scheduled to visit Michigan two weekends after the state championships in the state of Ohio. That would put him on campus in Ann Arbor on December 12. The Wolverines are also hosting several other big name recruits that weekend, including receiver Doug Dutch and running back Charlie Jones.
“Recruiting hasn’t really been a distraction,” Massey said. “I decided a long time ago to wait until after my senior season to make my decision and take my visits, and I’ve not even been worried about it.”
Massey said he talked with Wolverine coach Lloyd Carr two weeks ago on the phone, and he has talked regularly with BC head man Tom O’Brien.