The Recruiting Guy:

Sister urging Texas receiver to join her at Arkansas

By: Richard Davenport
Published: Thursday, June 13, 2019
2020 WR Hayden Metcalf is joining his sister in Fayetteville after pledging to the Hogs.
2020 WR Hayden Metcalf is joining his sister in Fayetteville after pledging to the Hogs.

— Receiver Hayden Metcalf now has a chance to attend his dream school and join his sister in Fayetteville after earning a preferred walk-on offer after Arkansas’ two-day high school camp on Tuesday.

“I love the coaches here,” Metcalf said. “Everyone is one big family. It’s just a pretty campus and everyone knows one another and the facilities don’t get much better.”

Metcalf, 6-1, 170, 4.49 seconds in the 40-yard dash, of Prosper, Texas, has an offer from Northern Colorado along with interest from Washington, San Diego State, Baylor, Vanderbilt and others.

His sister, Kendall, will be a junior at Arkansas this fall and is happy to be a Razorback.

“It couldn’t be any better,” Metcalf said. “It’s the best thing she’s ever done.”

Metcalf, who had 34 receptions for 580 yards and 3 touchdowns as a junior, said his sister is urging him to come to Fayetteville.

“She wants me here for sure,” Metcalf said.

Metcalf, who weighed 140 pounds as a sophomore, also takes part in track and field. He runs a leg on the school's 4x100 meter relay along with the 4x200 and 4x400. Metcalf had a personal best of 46 feet in the triple jump this spring in only his fourth time to compete in the event.

Learning of the preferred walk-on offer is something he won’t soon forget.

“It’s probably one of the best feelings I’ve ever had,” said Metcalf, who has a 3.45 grade point average. “This is my dream school. It doesn’t get much better than this.”

Metcalf said the chances of him being a Hog is strong.

“I want to say really, really high,” he said.

He respects how the coaching staff operates.

“Walk-on or not, they treat you like you’re their guy,” Metcalf said.

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