Trey Metoyer has only been on campus for two months. Yet, the Oklahoma freshman receiver already has made a strong impression on his teammates and coaches.
“Oh man, that kid can play,” guard Gabe Ikard said. “One-handed catches, two-handed catches, behind-the-back catches, jumping-in-the-air catches, diving catches. Great hands, great speed. He’s going to be all right.”
Ikard’s words might include a bit of hyperbole but that doesn’t change the fact that Metoyer, one of the top national recruits in the class of 2010 who joined the OU program after a semester of prep school, seems poised to make an immediate impact.
“He’s going to have every opportunity to earn a spot; he did some really good things today,” offensive coordinator Josh Heupel said shortly after the Sooners first spring practice. “He’s a little bit stronger, a more physical guy than we’ve had here lately. And he’s a competitive kid, too; you saw that in our mat drills and weight workouts throughout the winter.
“The first day he got there, the quarterbacks were like, ‘Man, he’s got some tools to work with.’”