"My family really loves the team (USC). I waited a week and really thought hard about it," Metcalf said of his decision to become a Trojan. "I went up there and talked with Coach Norton and Coach Carroll and they really were interested in me. Then I talked to Taylor Mays, Kevin Ellison, Brian Cushing and a whole bunch of the players. They were really cool and it just all came to me."
Growing up watching football, Metcalf has always been a huge fan of Ken Norton Jr., and the opportunity to be learn the game from one of his childhood heroes is really a dream come true for the three-star safety.
"I was a big Ken Norton fan, and my dad, he's just all Ken Norton everyday."
When Norton talks football you can be sure that the future Trojan will soak up as much knowledge as he can.
"What he says is correct and it is going to work if you pay attention and you are going to win games."
Since making his commitment to USC, Metcalf has been fairly quiet, spending most of his time getting ready for his senior year by working out with his Compton High School teammates.
"I have been just trying to stay on top of my books and working out with my team so we can improve on last year," Metcalf said. "We lost a first-round playoff game and we are just trying to accomplish something better than what we did last year and hopefully win a championship."
The Trojans' 2009 recruiting class is quickly taking shape, with 15 players already committed, and Metcalf has welcomed the opportunity to get to know many of his future teammates.
"Byron Moore, we roomed in Las Vegas for the Next Level Camp, Randall Carroll, Morrell Presley and Vontaze Burfict," Metcalf answered, when asked what recruits he talks with the most. "It's the new generation of USC players. USC always wants the best, so I will try and do my best to help the team win."
Being one of the best, Metcalf received the opportunity to participate in the US Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, TX.
Metcalf, who considers himself a solid commit, still wants to take his official visits to see what other schools have to offer and make sure he has made the right decision.
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