BLOG: An Ole Miss spokesman recently confirmed that junior offensive lineman Bobby Massie did not withdraw his name from the 2012 NFL Draft pool.Sunday was the deadline for underclassmen to declare their intentions to enter the draft.
Massie announced his intention to turn pro on his Facebook page Jan. 6 and is the only Ole Miss underclassman to announce his intentions to leave early.
Earlier in the month, new Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said center A.J. Hawkins was also testing the NFL waters, but the junior apparently opted to remain with the Rebels.
Massie (6-foot-6, 325) was a preseason All-American honorable mention by Consensus Draft Services and was an All-SEC first team selection by Lindy’s. Athlon and Phil Steele listed Massie as an All-SEC second team honoree.
After graduating Liberty Christian Academy (Lynchberg, Va.), Massie enrolled at Hargrave Military Academy before enrolling at Ole Miss prior to the 2009 season.
At the time, Massie was considered the No. 1 prep school player in the country by Rivals.com and the No. 13 offensive tackle prospect in the nation by Scout.com.
Massie saw action is every game (37) during his collegiate career at Ole Miss.
Various Internet sites dedicated to the NFL Draft have projections of Massie ranging from the second round to undrafted. (January 16, 2012)