Trey Metoyer was the first five-star wide receiver recruit in the history of the Oklahoma Sooners football program. After one disappointing season and the start to another, his time in Norman is likely finished. Metoyer has been suspended from the Sooners’ team indefinitely and head coach Bob Stoops said he is not expected to return to the team.
The big reason for this is not his poor play on the field, but his actions off the field. Trey Metoyer was arrested and charged on Tuesday with two felony counts of indecent exposure. What he did wrong could have been a stupid mistake, like peeing outdoors or skinny dipping. However, with two counts, it is unclear what his actual crime was at this time and just adds on to the fact that he has been one of the Sooners’ biggest recruiting flops in recent years.
When Metoyer was recruited, it was a big deal. He was going to come in and learn under Ryan Broyles and Kenny Stills and become the next big thing. However, a problem occurred when he was not academically eligible to play with OU that season. He went to the Hargrave Military Academy and played there for a season. Then, he finally showed up in Norman last season and was ready to claim that starting receiver position across from Kenny Stills.
The problem is that he did not perform like a five-star recruit. Landry Jones stuck around for another year and shattered all of OU’s passing records, but Metoyer couldn’t capitalize and succeed at the college level. Jalen Saunders exploded and took over the second receiver spot and true freshman Sterling Shepard proved to be a better option than Metoyer.
Trey Metoyer finished his freshman season with 17 receptions for 148 yards and one touchdown.
Those are not five-star recruit numbers.
Heading into this season, coaches said he had matured and was working hard to shake his status as a recruiting flop. Whatever he did to impress his coaches in the spring disappeared when the season started. He has caught two passes for 18 yards and one touchdown this season.
Stoops said that Trey Metoyer has not been with the team since before the TCU game and won’t be back.
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