Trey Metoyer formally added to OU's recruiting class
BY JOHN E. HOOVER World Sports Writer
Friday, January 27, 2012
1/27/12 at 11:15 AM
Oklahoma formally added 5-star wide receiver Trey Metoyer on Friday morning to its list of mid-term football newcomers.
Metoyer, who received academic clearance from the NCAA on Thursday, brings to six the total number of players joining the team this semester. He joins tight end Taylor McNamara, who was cleared earlier in the week, defensive tackle Jordan Wade, and junior college transfers cornerback Kass Everett, tight end Brannon Green and defensive end Chaz Nelson.
Like Metoyer, Wade originally signed with OU last year but spent last fall gaining academic eligibility.
Classes began at OU on Jan. 17, but Metoyer’s late enrollment isn’t unusual and shouldn’t hinder his eligibility. He is expected to participate in spring practice, which begins March 5.
Metoyer was set to join the Sooners as a freshman last summer out of Whitehouse (Texas) High School, but he was not cleared by the NCAA because of an issue related to his high school GPA and his standardized entrance exam score.
Rated the No. 1 or 2 receiver prospect in the nation last year after catching 87 passes for 1,304 yards and 21 touchdowns, Metoyer attended Hargrave Military Academy, a prep school in Chatham, Va., last fall. He finished his high school career with 259 receptions, second in Texas prep annals behind UT’s Jordan Shipley. He also caught at least 15 touchdowns in three straight seasons.
The 6-foot-2, 198-pound Metoyer (pronounced Meh-twire) is expected to bolster a receiver corps that struggled in 2011 after a season-ending injury to senior Ryan Broyles.
The Sooners also have non-binding verbal commitments from four-star prospect Durron Neal of St. Louis, four-star prospect Sterling Shepherd of Oklahoma City and four-star prospect Derrick Woods of Inglewood, Calif.
Wednesday is National Signing Day, the first day prospects can sign binding letters of intent.
Trey Metoyer. Courtesy