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Receiver Trey Metoyer maintains a good attitude while learning behind veterans

by Jason Kersey Published: November 29, 2012
Oklahoma receiver Trey Metoyer's first-half catch shown here, that would've scored a touchdown in the season opener at UTEP, was ruled out of bounds. PHOTO BY CHRIS LANDSBERGER, THE OKLAHOMAN
Oklahoma receiver Trey Metoyer's first-half catch shown here, that would've scored a touchdown in the season opener at UTEP, was ruled out of bounds. PHOTO BY CHRIS LANDSBERGER, THE OKLAHOMAN
NORMAN — True freshman receiver Trey Metoyer was expected to be an immediate superstar, but his inaugural OU season hasn’t worked out like that.

He started the season’s first few games, but became primarily a reserve after the NCAA granted transfer Jalen Saunders immediate eligibility.

Another transfer, senior Justin Brown, has also taken playing time that might’ve otherwise been Metoyer’s.

But co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell, who coaches receivers, said Metoyer has kept a good attitude through the season.

“Everybody realizes that if we don’t have those two kids that are eligible, his world is different right now,” Norvell said. “But we do have experienced guys, and that’s the biggest reality of the whole situation for Trey, and that he can learn from that is important.”

Metoyer was a five-star recruit from Whitehouse, Texas, and originally part of OU’s 2011 signing class. But academic issues forced him to spend a semester last fall at Virginia’s Hargrave Military Academy.

He enrolled at OU in January and shined in the Sooners’ spring game.

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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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