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OU football: Trey Metoyer will attract many eyes during spring game

Top-ranked receiver arrives at OU after spending last football season at prep school.
BY MIKE BALDWIN, Staff Writer, mbaldwin@opubco.com Modified: April 13, 2012 at 8:03 pm •  Published: April 13, 2012

NORMAN — Oklahoma freshman wide receiver Trey Metoyer might be the most-watched player Saturday afternoon in an offense-versus-defense spring game at Gaylord Family — Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

His talent has been so evident that Metoyer (pronounced MUH-twy-er) could earn a starting role as a true freshman, similar to what Kenny Stills accomplished two years ago after making a splash in the spring game.

“He's been as productive as anybody,” said offensive coordinator Josh Heupel. “He's still learning what to do, how to do it. But he's extremely physical, knows how to use his body and is competitive. He does not drop a football. If he can get his hand anywhere near it, he's coming down with it.”

Metoyer arrived a year after he signed, failing to qualify academically out of Whitehouse, Texas. He spent last fall at a prep school. Now that he's in Norman, everyone is buzzing about the 6-foot-2, 198-pound receiver's exceptional skills.

“His size and athleticism makes him totally different than all the other receivers,” said veteran cornerback Demontre Hurst. “He's a special kid who is going to be something special for the offense. He's a really good athlete with really good hands.”

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