Illinois football is in the running for Class of 2019 wide receiver Maurice Massey, as the 3-star recruit named the Fighting Illini in his top 5 schools on Friday.
The 6-foot-4, 185-pound Massey (Kirkwood, Mo.) took his unofficial visit to Illinois on June 15. Evidently, the visit went well, as Massey named Illinois as a finalist along with North Carolina, Missouri, Oregon and Ole Miss.
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In addition to the schools in his top five, Massey garnered interest from Iowa State, Ball State, Iowa and Kansas, among others. In fact, it is a little surprising that Massey did not include Iowa State in his top five, as 247Sports previously gave the Cyclones a 75 percent chance to land him.
According to 247Sports 2019 composite rankings, Massey is the No. 11-ranked prospect from Missouri in the Class of 2019. He is ranked No. 56 among wide receivers in his class and No. 423 overall.