SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS — Last month, DeKaylin Metcalf was set on taking an official visit to both Alabama and Auburn come January.
The four-star wide receiver and Ole Miss commit told SEC Country he would convene with his parents to discuss his options moving forward after those visits. But on the heels of those comments, Metcalf has decided against visiting either program in the coming weeks.
“I shut that down,” Metcalf told SEC Country candidly. “I just felt that I needed to stay home and get ready for college. I want to start getting ready for Ole Miss.”
Metcalf, the No. 9 receiver in the country, said of the two programs in December: “Those two schools have been recruiting me really hard. They have been telling me that they are great places, they are losing some receivers and I can come in and start.”
The 6-foot-3, 195-pound senior from Oxford, Miss., said he received phone calls from the Rebels coaching staff shortly after revealing his January itinerary.
“They were like, ‘You know where home is,'” Metcalf said. “I fell in love with Ole Miss and still remember what home feels like.”