WR Mekhi Metcalf Talks Texas Longhorns

Charlie Strong hosted several rising juniors last weekend as Texas opened up the camp season. One of them, out of state wide receiver Mekhi Metcalf made his way all the way from Seattle (WA) Garfield High School.

Mekhi Metcalf is a 6-foot-3, 170-pound wide receiver from Seattle (WA) Garfield High School.  The standout 2018 playmaker is the son of former NFL star, Eric Metcalf.  He has an interest in Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State and Texas.  Metcalf talked about his most recent trip to the University of Texas.

“When I was on my unofficial visit, the facilities made me feel like I was at home,” Mekhi Metcalf said.  “As I walked around, it seemed as if I saw a picture or painting of my dad in every hall.  The first thing that I did on the visit was walking into the Moncrief Athletic Center where I saw Earl Campbell and Ricky Williams' Heisman trophies. Just looking at the trophies was breathtaking because as a kid growing up, all you do is run around and act like you score touchdowns and then strike the Heisman pose. My first impression of the campus, facilities, and coaching staff was that I loved it all. The facilities were amazing; they have everything you need as a student-athlete and more. The coaches were very energetic and motivating, and that's what I like to see in my coaches. The coaches I spoke with the most were Anthony Johnson and @Charlie Williams. At the end of camp, Coach Williams just told me to keep up the work so he can visit me and watch one of my games in Seattle. My overall impression of the football program is that I'd be honored to be a part of it and play with the tradition and history of the school behind me.”

Metcalf is looking for that elusive first offer.  He is one of the most grounded and humble recruits I have spoken with in the class of 2018.  He is the kind of person that once you meet you pull for in everything he does on and off the football field.

“So far I've met with Washington State, Oregon State, Hawaii, Northern Colorado, and Wyoming,” Metcalf said. “However, I have no offers yet, but I don't look at it as a bad thing, it just adds fuel to my fire. I don't know what future summer trips I'll be taking, but I definitely see myself returning to Texas. Austin is a city I'd love to call home in the future.”

Metcalf breaks down his game.

“For those who haven't seen me play live, some good things about me are that I can go up and get the deep ball, and I always make sure that my routes are clean and crisp,” Metcalf said.

Eric Metcalf

Attended Texas and was a three-time All-Southwest Conference selection, player of the year in 1987 and 2nd team All-American.  Only player in Texas history to lead the team in all-purpose yards all four years.  He also holds every school receiver record for a running back. Metcalf was also a 3x Pro Bowl selection and 3x All-Pro selection after being the No 13 overall pick in Round 1 of the 1989 NFL draft. 

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