CFC100 No. 1 John Metchie signs with Alabama

It seemed like every program wanted a piece of CFC100 John Metchie out of Peddie School (N.J), but after a long race between programs such as Notre Dame, Texas, Penn State, Michigan and Nebraska, he finally settled on life in the SEC with the reigning national champions from Alabama. It’s a monumental achievement for any high school prospect to get a scholarship offer from the Crimson Tide, but for a Canadian? It’s a rare feat.


He originally hails from Brampton, Ontario, but made the move to St. James in Maryland during his grade nine year, and since then spent his entire high school career developing down south where he could improve his skills and gain exposure on a weekly basis. The move paid off with 20+ DI offers by the time of his commitment, and he had some other solid SEC options to choose from including Georgia and South Carolina.

Since the first CFC100 list was created back in 2014, the top commits have signed with Penn State, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Oklahoma State and Penn State, so this makes Metchie the first to commit in the SEC. He’ll be joining an Alabama program who’ve dominated the football world this past decade with five national championship in six appearances, an opportunity the young man couldn’t pass up,

“I picked the Tide because it felt like home” he explains.

“The people and the place and it’s the type of program that I want to be apart of.”

CFC Lead Analyst, Clint Uttley, used his crystal ball to predict an explosion of offers for Metchie, although I’m not sure he had Alabama in mind at the time,

“Metchie is quickly establishing himself as one of the top receivers in all of North America. He recently received offers from schools such as Michigan and Notre Dame. No doubt by the time the spring rolls around, this young man will have offers from every power conference/big time program in the NCAA. Although he doesn’t have the size of a Claypool, he has the potential to make that kind of impact on a program.”

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