Massie Set on Virginia Tech

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6-7, 325-pound offensive lineman/defensive tackle Bobby Massie , one of Virginia Tech’s top commitments in the 2008 recruiting class, has decided not to make official visits to other schools. The Liberty Christian Academy (Lynchburg, VA) star will stand by his original decision to attend Virginia Tech, and he is excited about it.

“I ended it all. I’m staying with Tech,” said Massie, who canceled a previously scheduled official visit to Georgia set for earlier this month.

“I just decided not to make any more visits. Me and my coach sat down and talked and we sat down with Coach Stinespring. I decided to stay with Tech. They were really the only school that has been with me throughout. They have been to my school more than any other and they call me more than any other. The school has everything that I like.”

Massie and Maury offensive tackle Vinston Painter have become friends in this recruiting process. The two visited Tech together on the weekend of September 29th and are excited about become future teammates.

“We talk a lot,” Massie said, referring to he and Painter, who committed to Tech on December 4th. “We talked about the next four or five years. Me and him will be blocking for Tyrod and we could get to a national championship.”

Massie, who will start his career at offensive tackle, is excited about Virginia Tech’s chances to make a national title game appearance in his tenure.

“You just look at this year. If they didn’t lose to BC, they would be playing for the national championship. They are close every year,” said Massie, who hopes to see playing time as a true freshman.

Massie plans to sign with Virginia Tech in February, but he will need at least one semester at prep school before he arrives in Blacksburg. He plans on heading to Hargrave Military Academy, though it is not a done deal just yet.

In leading LCA to a state championship title, Massie earned first-team all-conference and first-team all-state honors for his performance on offense and defense. He has also been selected to play in the Offense/Defense All-American Bowl, which will be played in Miami on January 4th.

Massie’s most prized honor was being named team MVP at LCA’s banquet on Sunday.

“It is more special when your teammates are involved,” Massie said.

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