The Crimson Tide has had a great run on the recruiting trail at the wide receiver position over the last couple of years.
Henry Ruggs, Jerry Jeudy, DeVonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle all joined the Tide during that time span. This wide receiver group will open their arms to their new brother, John Metchie, on next season and he has his own unique style.
Alabama’s wide receiver coach, Josh Gattis’, relationship with Metchie played a huge role in his recruitment. Gattis’ contribution to molding his wide receivers into the perfect weapon has Alabama’s wide outs dancing in the open field. Metchie will bring his own unique flare to this group and it starts with his toughness.
If you take a look at Metchie’s film, not only do you see him making fantastic plays with the ball in his hands; you see him coming down from the safety position and making big hits on wide receivers. This shows that Metchie doesn’t mind making contact and absorbing it. Wide receivers that have that level of toughness can be used to make tough catches in the middle of the field and can be molded into great open field blockers.
Metchie also has the speed and agility to fit right in with Alabama’s wide receiver brotherhood. He is elusive in the open field and knows how to make guys look silly as well. Peddie High School used his speed this past season to turn short pass completions into huge gains.
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Alabama has no need to worry about Metchie going anywhere. He shut his recruitment down after he committed to the place that made him feel like he was family.
“Bama is home,” Metchie said.