Defensive Lineman Massey Is Prepared For Soccer Season
(CEDAR HILL, TEXAS) For the primary time in his profession, Syncere Massey is experiencing all that’s Spring Soccer.
“It’s nice, and the gamers I’m round are having enjoyable, and we’re centered,” mentioned Massey, a Cedar Hill Excessive Faculty rising senior defensive lineman. “We have now lots of people we are able to depend on for subsequent season. There’s a bit of strain going into the season, however we are able to deal with it.”
Massey attended highschool in Fort Price ISD and at a parochial faculty in Dallas County. Neither had spring observe, after which final season, spring observe was canceled state-wide because of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The Longhorns will conclude 2021 Spring Follow with the annual Spring Recreation at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at Longhorn Stadium.
Massey debuted for the Longhorns final fall, incomes First Crew All-District 6A-11 Honors en path to a 12-2 season that culminated within the UIL Class 6A Division II State Championship Recreation.
High 5 Contenders For School Profession
Now, the 6-foot-5, 270-pound senior has greater than 30 scholarship presents, however he counts Arizona State, Central Florida, USC, UNLV and UConn amongst his high 5.
Some universities have recruited him, with the thought of Massey shifting to the offensive line. However he’s not desirous about that proposal.
“It’s extra thrilling to hit,” Massey mentioned. “I’ve performed offense earlier than, and I’ve by no means had enjoyable taking part in it. I simply performed it as a result of I needed to do it for the staff.”
Cedar Hill head soccer coach Carlos Lynn is in search of one other distinctive season from Massey when the Longhorns open the 2021 season on August 27 vs. Rockwall.
“Syncere has been a terrific addition to our program,” Lynn mentioned. “We’re trying ahead to him performing some extraordinary issues on the sector this season.”
Cedar Hill defensive coordinator Ray Gates, who was promoted from defensive position coach through the offseason, has loved watching Massey grow to be one of many state’s high defensive linemen.
“Syncere is the epitome of what a terrific teammate ought to be,” Gates mentioned. “He leads by instance and he actually cares about his teammates. His work ethic is second to none and that has positioned him to be top-of-the-line defensive gamers within the state of Texas. We as a employees are enthusiastic about his improvement and count on nice issues from him going ahead. He is a superb child and we’re thrilled to have him.”
One adjustment for Massey would be the absence of his older brother, Miquel Massey, who’s graduating from Cedar Hill subsequent month.
Massey, who succeeded All-State Offensive Lineman Courtland Ford (now at USC) at left deal with, will play for Trinity Valley Neighborhood School in Athens this fall. Massey mentioned he seems ahead to creating the journey to Athens to observe his brother play this season.
“I cherished each second of taking part in alongside my brother,” Massey mentioned. “He helped me enhance and actually made me the participant I’m. I respect him for that. We’ve at all times been shut, however there’s one thing about Cedar Hill that introduced us even nearer.”
The Masseys each had breakout video games within the Longhorns’ 27-17 victory at eventual 5A-II State Champion, Aledo, final October.
Miquel caught a landing move, and Syncere had the sport that put him on many school recruiters’ radar. It was particular that such a recreation occurred only a few miles west of Fort Price, the place they grew up.
Massey mentioned the dramatic 27-24 time beyond regulation victory over Rockwall Heath within the State Quarterfinals final January at Globe Life Park in Arlington was additionally particular.
“He was an enormous assist in slowing down the Hawks’ working recreation,” Lynn mentioned.
Massey plans to check Enterprise in school with plans of a profession in Actual Property.
“I need to be that dude from Fort Price who acquired wealthy, got here again to the town and gave again,” Massey mentioned. “I need to purchase your entire block the place I grew up.”