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Trey Metoyer will be Sooners' first 5-star wide receiver

BY JAKE TROTTER, Staff Writer, Modified: January 29, 2011 at 8:16 pm •  Published: January 29, 2011

“He's expecting big things out of me. Got to show him what I can do.”

OU has good cause to expect big things.

Metoyer was one of the most prolific wideouts in Texas high school football history. The Whitehouse High star finished with 52 career touchdowns, the third most in Texas high school football history.

Metoyer also produced 259 career receptions, six away from breaking Jordan Shipley's all-time Texas high school record (though there's some irregularity in the number of catches Shipley actually had. Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine previously listed Shipley with 252 catches. The University of Texas media guide claimed Shipley finished his Burnet prep career with 264, which after the season was backed up by a Texas football historian; Dave Campbell's has since endorsed 264 as the official sum).

Metoyer's total, however, came in fewer games and against Class 4A competition — Shipley competed at 3A.

“Trey is one of the most complete wide receivers this class has to offer,” said Jeremy Crabtree, ESPN's senior coordinator of recruiting. “And he still hasn't quite scratched the surface of a ceiling that's as high as anyone's of the wide receivers.

“He has a lot of tools to work with.”

Tools, which include a 6-foot-2, 200-pound frame, that have scouts comparing him to fellow East Texas native Dez Bryant.

“No question, Trey has that type of skill set,” Crabtree said.

That skill set will give Metoyer the chance of breaking into the starting lineup next season alongside returning starters Ryan Broyles and Kenny Stills. Giving quarterback Landry Jones another playmaker to throw to. And OU its first 5-star wideout to begin utilizing.

“The coaches have told me they've never had such a big receiver like me with my size, speed and IQ for the game,” Metoyer said. “They say I can bring a lot to the table.

“Now it's up to me to show them I can get the job done.”