John Metchie has officially announced his verbal commitment to the University of Alabama.
COMMITTED. “We do it for our city” pic.twitter.com/RpG5UfaVuC
— John Jr 〽️etchie III (@Metchie_Jr) July 6, 2018
Metchie referred to Alabama’s initial offer as a dream one.
“An offer from the national champions means a lot because it doesn’t get more competitive than that,” Metchie said
He took his official visit to Alabama on June 15-17 and told Touchdown Alabama Magazine everything went well.
“The visit was great,” Metchie added. “I really love how the bought in the players are and how they all are hard-working.”
The Maryland-product is a 4-Star wide receiver. His recruitment was a battle between Penn State and Alabama. He took an official visit to Penn State a week before he visited Tuscaloosa and many anticipated he would make a decision after he took visits to both schools.
Metchie is the third Maryland recruit to commit to the Tide and this is clearly a result of Mike Locksley and Josh Gattis familiarity with the area. They are also recruiting four-star safety, Nick Cross, out of Maryland. Metchie is a Canada-native. He moved to the United States to chase his dream of playing football.
Alabama is getting an elite player in Metchie. He is dangerous in space and is one of the more aggressive wideouts in this class. He has experience in the secondary and knows how to make sure he is felt on the defensive side of the ball as well.
Metchie is the second offensive skill player to commit to Alabama’s 2019 recruiting class. He gives the Tide 19 verbal commitments and strengthens their hold on the top spot.
Alabama may not be done for the day as 4-Star tight end, Jahleel Billingsley is also set to make his announcement today at 6 p.m.
Justin Smith is a Scouting/Recruiting analyst for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via @Jdsmith31Smith