Ole Miss just got a big signature out of... Oxford, MS. Ole Miss has received a Letter of Intent from four-star wide receiver Dekaylin Metcalf, who's been committed to the Rebs for two years.
Metcalf, the son of former Rebel Terrence Metcalf, saw a bit of a fall in the rankings after a tough week at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl last month: once ranked as high as the No. 8 composite receiver, he came into Signign Day at No. 18. Still, I think that's something he can work past. He's just incredibly talented and has some serious size. He's listed at 6'4, 210, and I've heard he weighs more than that. If you watch his highlight tape (don't worry, it's included in this post) you see a guy who really attacks the ball at his highest point and can make some circus plays.
This is normally the part of the post when we talk about the other offers he had, but that doesn't really apply for Metcalf. He had a total of nine listed offers but really could have gone to about a hundred schools had he so desired. It was quickly obvious that he was set on Ole Miss though, so other schools stopped going after him.
How does he fit in?
Metcalf joins a group of receiver's that's high on talent but actually lost a lot in the way of both talent and numbers this offseason. Laquon Treadwell and Cody Core both have to be replaced in terms of production, and there are some great guys competing for those snaps. Metcalf's size, though, could earn him time quickly. With the exception of Damore'ea Stringfellow, Metcalf is the only huge receiver on roster. The Ole Miss coaches love size outside, so I think he may play a lot more than many fans expect this year.