On Friday things seemed so clear for offensive tackle Logan Massengale, 6-6, 270 pounds from Brentwood-Ravenwood as he made his commitment to be a Redhawk. Now with Coach Montgomery’s resignation things should get interesting for Massengale and his new commitment.
Massengale said of his commitment to Miami (OH), “I sat down with my family at dinner and decided it was the place for me.” He added, “I love the gameday atmosphere here, but most of all I love the coaching staff.”
One of the key aspects for Massengale’s decision was the coaching staff that now will more than likely be gone from the school. He said of the staff, “They were always really honest from the get go and treated me with a lot of respect.” Massengale went on to praise the staff, “I love the coaching staff. I believe Coach Montgomery and Coach Graham are men of character. I think they help you on the field and off the field. I think they will try to help you become a better person.”
The resignation of head coach Montgomery may lead to a few other schools getting back on track with Massengale. He explained, “It came down to Middle Tennessee, Miami, and Western Kentucky.” As for his choice he said, “I just felt out of those three that Miami was one I felt the most comfortable with.”
Right now Massengale remains solid to his commitment and said, “At this time I do not plan on changing my mind, I plan on fulfilling my commitment to Miami of Ohio University.” He also expressed confidence in school’s direction towards finding a new head coach. Massengale said, “I trust that Brad Bates will make a strong and great decision in the choice of a new head coach. I do feel sorrow that I will not be able to play for Coach Montgomery due to how well he treated my family.”
Even though Massengale will not be able to play for Coach Montgomery he will have an opportunity soon to play with fellow commitment Jamal Ramsey from Franklin-Battle Ground Academy. He reported, “We are playing on an all star game together. We are playing on the West team and hopefully I will be the starting left tackle and he will be the starting quarterback, so we will have a chance to play together.”