Michigan offers 2013 WR


Wide receiver Eldridge Massington (Mesquite, Texas/West Mesquite) was the recipient of a brand new offer from the Michigan Wolverines on Wednesday, and spoke with offensive line coach Darrell Funk about what Michigan has to offer.

"(Coach Funk) was telling me about the program, and that they're a winning school," he said. "They believe that I'm a big-time player and he wants me to come visit."

Massington says he thinks he could make that visit happen, but hasn't set anything up yet. He has no leaders at this point despite holding offers from Michigan, Ole Miss, Oregon State, Baylor, TCU and Tennessee, among others.

Although he has received interest from some big-time programs, both he and his coach were excited to hear from the Michigan coaching staff.

"(Michigan) has a big shot with me, Michigan is good," he said. "My coach told me that this was one of my biggest offers. He went through the process, so he knows."

At 6-foot-3, 205 pounds, Massington says his size is a large part of why he's seeing success with his recruitment, but also his catching ability and the way he attacks the ball is appealing to coaches.

He says Michigan has a good chance with him, but he would still like to get to know the program better. The fact Michigan is an out-of-state school won't deter him from choosing the Wolverines, but that they don't have room for his teammate might.

"I kind of want to leave the state. I want to get a new beginning, so that's not a problem," he said. "But I do want to be a package deal with (safety teammate) Kameron Miles. Michigan said they don't have room for another safety right now. We really want to go to the same school, but if it doesn't happen then it doesn't happen."