WATCH: John Metchie III discusses ‘Alabama mindset’ in interview with ESPN’s Marty Smith

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Alabama has had a plethora of outstanding receivers in the past few years. From Julio Jones, to Amari Cooper to DeVonta Smith. Who’s next in line?

All signs are pointing in the direction of Junior John Metchie III, who has caught 24 passes for 240 yards and a touchdown so far this season.

Metchie is a Taiwanese-born Canadian national, currently living very far away from his home, and his family.

ESPN’s Marty Smith asked him in a recent interview how long he has gone without seeing his mother. His response? About two years.

“It’s definitely tough, me being a momma’s-boy and all,” Metchie said, “but it keeps me focused, keeps me locked in.”

“They’re just the most important people in my life.”

Metchie was asked later in the interview what responsibility comes with the title of “the next great Bama wide receiver.”

“I think a lot, just being a person who tries to do all the right things and upholds to the standard of being an Alabama football player. That’s what’s most important about it.” Metchie responded.

When asked how to carry the expectations of excellence when walking through the doors at Alabama.

“This place isn’t for everybody. The people who choose to come here definitely have that mindset, and if you embrace it and you’re a perfectionist, it’s not that hard to dive in and be a part of the constant vibe.”

I look forward to seeing how Metchie III will progress going forward.

No. 1 Alabama is set to take on No. 12 Ole Miss on CBS at 2:30 p.m. CT.

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