#1 - DK Metcalf
He's been called a freak, and rightfully so.
Since the summer before his Sophomore year when he committed to Ole Miss, DK Metcalf has been making SportsCenter highlight plays all across the football field. He will have the chance to make some of those highlights in two weeks when he plays in-front of an ESPN camera for the first time (and it won't be the last time either).
It has been ridiculous how deep this 2016 class is. A player that could be in the MLB Draft next June didn't get the top spot. Only a guy that could very well be in the NFL Draft in 3-1/2 years could top Jason Barber, and that is exactly what happened.
Metcalf became the first player in Oxford Football history to make the exclusive Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen selection. He was quickly followed by Jack Abraham almost a week later. The reason being is for his freakish ability to catch the football and his big frame of 6'5" and being at more than 200 pounds. Metcalf and his dad Terrance who is also on the team as a coach became just the second Father-Son duo to have each made the CL Dandy Dozen. They join the late Steve McNair and Steve McNair Jr. as the other duo. However, this is the first duo to do it at two different high schools. (Terrance went to Clarksdale).
DK Metcalf has garnered a total of 2,041 all-purpose yards during his varsity career. Of those yards, 1,847 yards have been receiving, 133 rushing yards, 26 interception return yards, 21 kick return yards, and 14 punt return yards. On the receiving end, he has caught the ball 131 times for those 1,847 yards and 27 touchdowns. Those numbers also had him missing the majority of the region games during his Sophomore year. On defense, he also has 4 interceptions, with at least one interception in each of his three varsity years so far (one his Freshman year, two his Sophomore year, one his Junior year).
Metcalf was invited and went to the Opening in Oregon and has accepted an invitation to the US Army All-American Bowl which will be shown on NBC on January 9th well after the season ends. Like the four other classmates of his, he is also committed to Ole Miss, but was the first of his class to do so. He is also the only Ole Miss commit to not be committed to play Baseball - but I'm sure we would give it a shot if he could.
Tonight, he will take the field for the first time this season when him, Abraham and the rest of the Chargers take on Charleston at Bobby Holcomb Field. Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m.