Last week, California, with six wide receivers already committed for this recruiting cycle, offered one of the more dynamic receivers of the 2016 class, in D.K. Metcalf.
“The receivers coach, coach Peels (Jacob Peeler) offered me,” said Metcalf, out of Oxford (Miss.). “I was just really excited, and I think God that He gave me this opportunity. He came by the school two days before he offered me, and got my transcript. He talked to my receivers coach, and he told me that I had the offer.”
The four-star receiver – the No. 6 receiver in the 2016 class – is the son of former Ole Miss and Chicago Bears offensive lineman Terrance Metcalf, and he certainly has the size to show it, at 6-foot-3, 200 pounds.
Metcalf quickly took to Peeler – himself a Mississippi native.
“Coach Peels is from down here, just an hour from Oxford, where I play, and I just think that I can go out there and make a big impact, and that’s a great feeling,” Metcalf said. “I can see myself being coached by him. He sent me a video of the wide receivers, and I just love the offense, and how they spread the ball around. Y’all have four receivers graduating next year, so there’s going to be a need for a freshman to come in.”
Metcalf is a hot prospect, with offers from his father’s alma mater, as well as Duke and Auburn.
“I didn’t know anything about Cal before they offered me, but they sent me three videos explaining what Cal is, and the surrounding areas and I’m liking Cal a lot,” Metcalf said. “I’m trying to get out there, this summer. During spring break, I’m coming to visit my uncle in Las Vegas, and I may try to visit from there.”
Academically, Metcalf has a 3.6 GPA. Athletically, he’s a big, rangy pass catcher who’s a red zone threat.
“He said that he needs an explosive wide receiver that can come in as a freshman who can go make big plays, going to get the deep balls,” Metcalf said.