Oklahoma football: 5 biggest busts of the modern recruiting era

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Trey Metoyer, wide receiver- Class of 2011

It’s hard to understand just how much hype this Whitehouse, Texas high school product brought with him to Norman. Metoyer was the No. 1 receiver, No. 1 recruit in the state of Texas and the No. 1 player overall in the 2011 class according to 247 sports.

Metoyer came to Oklahoma looking like the best receiver recruit in the Bob Stoops era ready to do some damage with a veteran quarterback in Landry Jones.

Metoyer looked the part early in his true freshman season, catching 10 passes for 90 yards in his first three games, but fell off as the year wore on with just seven catches over the final 10 contests.

He struggled to crack the starting lineup again the following season and by year three it was starting to look like Metoyer wasn’t going to live up to the hype when his OU career came to an abrupt end.

Metoyer was accused of exposing himself in two separate incidents, prompting his dismissal from the team.  He would never return to college football and was arrested for a similar crime a year later in Texas.

He was the only five-star wide receiver ever to commit to the Sooners until this past season when Oklahoma landed three five-star pass catchers in the same class.