D.K. Metcalf was presented his Army All-American yesterday in front of a packed house at the Oxford basketball gym. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound receiver has helped Oxford to the school's frist ever back-to-back Class 5A State Championship games. He caught over 70 passes for 1, 480 yards and 19 touchdowns as a junior before being named the Class 5A Offensive Player of the Year. All told Scout's No. 61 overall rated player in the country has 155 receptions for 2, 318 yards and 30 touchdowns. On defense he has chipped in 72 tackles and three interceptions.
The on-the-field accomplishments are obvious but what many don't know is about his character off of the field. Metcalf has consistently placed himself on the Honor Roll as a student/athlete throughout his high school career at Oxford. His peers hold him in the highest regard because of his attitude on and off of the field. You will rarely see this soft spoken and well mannered individual without a huge smile on his face. We have watched him grow from a 14-year old rising star in the football field to now an Army All-American.
Yancy Porter is the recruiting analyst for the Ole Miss Spirit and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org