Most college football players that believe they have a chance to move up to the next level and play in the NFL take the first months of each year and head to Florida, California or Arizona.
Through their agents, these players get set up at various workout facilities where they have top of the line trainers, along with nutritional information and sometimes even classes on how to handle the media or setting up utilities and bank accounts.
That wasn’t for Bobby Massie. The big offensive tackle from Ole Miss didn’t just want to get in shape. Massie wanted to improve his fundamentals. After all, he was leaving Mississippi a year early, so that’s 13 games of experience he will not carry into the NFL.
Instead of palm trees and warm weather, Massie ended up in Avon, Ohio. No beach, no ocean, just a very frigid Lake Erie nearby and long, hard days in the gym and on the field at the LeCharles Bentley O-Line Academy.
Run by former NFL center LeCharles Bentley, the six-week sessions are more blocker’s boot camp than just workouts. Here’s Bobby Massie’s story.