SAN ANTONIO, Texas — DeKaylin Metcalf is firmly locked in to Ole Miss, and he’s now turning his attention toward recruiting other elite recruits for the Rebels.
Metcalf, a four-star wide receiver from Oxford (Miss.) High School, told SEC Country that Ole Miss fans may get the best player in the country come National Signing Day.
“Rashan Gary. I think it’s 50-50 between us and Michigan right now probably because we got Greg Little,” Metcalf said. “Rashan Gary and Greg Little, the two best players in the country, could play against each other in practice every day and make each other better.”
Little, the nation’s No. 2 player and No. 1 offensive tackle, committed to Ole Miss in December over Alabama and LSU, to name a few schools.
Little’s commitment to the Rebels is not only important because he’s likely to fill projected top-five NFL draft pick Laremy Tunsil’s spot on the offensive line if he decides to leave school early, but he is very good friends with Gary.
Gary’s mother, Jennifer Coney, has previously told SEC Country that Greg and Rashan have discussed the possibility of playing with each other at the next level.
Metcalf thinks if Ole Miss lands Gary, history for the Rebels would be repeating itself.
“I believe it’s going to be something like that 2013 class,” Metcalf said. “We have a lot of top prospects coming in. I think we can be something special and make a big difference.”
In addition to Metcalf and Little, Ole Miss has a pledge from the No. 2 quarterback prospect in the country in Shea Patterson.
Ole Miss is on pace to have its highest-rated signing class in school history. The 2013 class, which had Tunsil, Robert Nkemdiche, Tony Conner and Laquon Treadwell, finished ninth in the nation.