One of the midwest’s top offensive line prospects has also emerged as one of the Kansas State football program’s biggest advocates after committing to the Wildcats.
At 6’8, 280-pounds, Lyndon 2024 Kaedin Massey brings elite level size and athleticism to the field. He reports a 5.1 40-yard dash, 4.5 pro agility and 31 inch vertical leap. Mix in strong footwork and technical skill and its easy to see why he rose to the No. 2 overall and No. 1 OL prospect in Six Star Football’s most recent Class of 2024 rankings, Massey is following the footsteps of another Lyndon prospect, Miles Kitselman, who has gone from small town success to big time college football at Alabama.
Massey narrowed a lengthy list of Power5 offers to K-State, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Ole Miss and made his commitment to the Wildcats in late June.
He says the early offer from Kansas State during his junior season at Lyndon helped him build early relationships with the coaching staff and other K-State recruits around the midwest.
He has since helped make the push for Iowa’s 2024 OL prospect Grant Brix (who attended the Six Star Football Nebraska Showcase in 2021), Junction City 2024 FS Michael Boganowski, Mill Valley 2024 OL standout Gus Hawkins and Dowling Catholic 2024 OL Kyle Rakers, among others. Hawkins and Rakers have since committed to K-State and the Wildcats appear to remain in the mix for both Brix and Boganowski.
Also a basketball standout and all-state discus and clean state champion, Massey is a standout student who reports a 4.0 GPA.
Six Star was arguable one of the best organized combine I attended. I was able to continue to showcase and work on my skills. I am from a small community so don’t always get to compete against others with my size and skills. Attending combines and camps allowed me to improve and also see the things I personally needed to work on. Six Star provided me the opportunity to see that I did belong in the next level.
— Kansas State commit Kaedin Massey
— Kaedin Massey (@KaedinMassey) July 6, 2023
Six Star Football — Tell people who haven’t seen you play about your game, strengths as a player.
KM — I am very competitive and work hard to win. My quickness off the ball and mobility allows me to get in position to block early and then my size and strength finish.
Six Star Football — What were some things you were focused on during the offseason
KM — In the off season I worked on getting stronger, faster and gaining some good weight. I also worked on my footwork especially for pass blocking.
Six Star Football — Tell us about the upcoming season
KM — Lyndon had 7 seniors that will play a majority of the snaps on both offense and defense. We have all worked very hard for four years for this season. I expect a deep run and our goal is the championship game. I personally want to work on perfecting my blocking.
Six Star Football — Tell us about your commitment. What was it about the program that impressed you and what were some of the main reasons for committing rhere.
KM — Kansas State offered me last fall allowing our relationship to build early. I really liked the relationships I built with Coach Riley and with some of the players. In the last few months of Spring and on my official visit I started to get to know the other recruits in my class. In the end the people make the place. Every school I visited had good programs, academics and facilities.
Six Star Football — Anyone in particular that you have looked up to or patterned your game after as a player?
KM — I have not patterned my game really after anyone. I don’t know anyone with my size and athleticism. However I do like to watch Trent Williams. With that said Miles Kitselman is from Lyndon and he plays for Alabama so I knew a small town kid can play at this level.
Six Star Football — Hobbies outside of football
KM — I like competitive things. I play basketball, am all state in track and won the cleans at the state power lifting meet. I enjoy disc golf and even play some pickle ball with my family.
Six Star Football — What was your experience like at the 6Star Football Showcase
KM — Six Star was arguable one of the best organized combine I attended. I was able to continue to showcase and work on my skills. I am from a small community so don’t always get to compete against others with my size and skills. Attending combines and camps allowed me to improve and also see the things I personally needed to work on. Six Star provided me the opportunity to see that I did belong in the next level.