Twitter Reacts to 4-Star WR Eldridge Massington Commitment to UCLA

Austin GreenCorrespondent IDecember 19, 2012

Photo via 247sports.com
Photo via 247sports.com

Four-star wide receiver Eldridge Massington committed to UCLA via Twitter today, just two weeks after decommiting from USC.

I wanna thank God for guiding me through this process but Go Bruins!!!!

— eldridge massington (@OH_GOTTAMAN) December 19, 2012

The 6'3", 205-pound senior from Mesquite, Texas also had offers from schools such as Alabama, Florida State, Michigan, Notre Dame and Oklahoma.

According to Rivals.com, Massington is the 33rd-ranked wide receiver and 244th-ranked player in the nation. He is ranked as the 20th-best player in the state of Texas, which of course is one of the top high school football states in the country. 

Like most instances regarding top recruits, Massington's decision set Twitter ablaze.

As Erin Hartigan of FOX Sports said, Massington's commitment came earlier than expected. 

Set to announce Sat, "gut feeling" has led to earlier decision: 4-star wideout Eldridge Massington is a #UCLA #Bruin: ucla.scout.com/2/1250455.html

— Erin Hartigan (@ImErinHartigan) December 19, 2012

Andrew Bone of TideSports.com added that Massington's decision will potentially impact Alabama and fellow 4-star recruit Robert Foster.

Eldridge Massington commits to #UCLA.Is that a good sign for #Alabama and Robert Foster?We'll find out on Friday.

— Andrew Bone (@AndrewJBone) December 19, 2012

His decision will also force USC to look elsewhere, as Michael Florek of the Dallas Morning News mentioned.

Eldridge Massington is headed to LA like he originally intended, only it's to UCLA not USC: highschoolsportsblog.dallasnews.com/2012/12/west-m… #txhsfb

— Michael Florek (@michaelflorek) December 19, 2012

Massington's change of heart will likely upset some people in southern California, but this San Diego native doesn't seem to mind.

Huge pickup by UCLA in getting former USC commit Eldridge Massington

— YouthSportsSanDiego (@yssd) December 19, 2012

And the Tweet of the Night goes to Luc Bergevin for pointing out just how awesome Massington's name is.

UCLA beats out Alabama for an elite wideout from Texas named Eldridge Massington. Cool sentences I couldn't imagine saying a year ago.

— Luc Bergevin (@Luc) December 19, 2012

Well said, Luc. Well said.