Oklahoma football: Trey Metoyer's excitement sometimes goes out of bounds

The freshman receiver needs to be aware, remain in bounds while running routes down the sideline.
by Stephanie Kuzydym Published: October 7, 2012

Then there's the game against Texas Tech. Landry Jones threw to him in the end zone during Oklahoma's opening drive, but it was an incomplete. Metoyer at least had plenty of room to — had he needed it — get two feet down before being shoved out of bounds.

Metoyer didn't see a throw the rest of the day, but it doesn't seem to be because he has six total incomplete passes down the sideline.

Metoyer supposedly hurt his shoulder, although it was called “just a little stinger” by one of the players.

“We waited a long time to get Trey here,” Norvell said. “There was a lot of talk about him before he got here. I think everybody's anxious to see him out there and do special things, and he's certainly capable. But the reality is, he's still a freshman.”

Metoyer might want to take a page out of Sterling Shepard's freshman playbook. The Heritage Hall grad told Durron Neal to be ready at all times because if he's called on, he won't be mentally unprepared. Neal made two catches Saturday.

But if we take all the media and the recruiting talk and the fan hype away and we listen to just Metoyer, we'd find that all the way back in April, after the spring game, the only one who didn't think he made an impact in that day was Metoyer himself.

“I did well in spring,” Metoyer said to ESPN. “I had good practices and had a big impact, but I feel like, when it comes to games, that will show where I'm at.”


by Stephanie Kuzydym
Reporter
Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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