March 7, 2010

Trip to Ole Miss better than expected for Texas wideout

Trey Metoyer wasn't expecting to spend the final Saturday night of his spring break driving back across north Louisiana.

Then again, the 6-foot-2, 198-pound wide receiver from Whitehouse, Texas, didn't expect his unofficial visit to Ole Miss to go as well as it did -- so well that he spent more than two days in Oxford getting acclimated with all the Rebels have to offer.

"It was great," Metoyer said late Saturday as he made his way home. "It was real good. I saw the campus, talked to the coaches and some of the players. The facilities were great. I enjoyed it."

The trip was Metoyer's first to Ole Miss. It won't be his last. He's already planning to attend the Rebels' annual Grove Bowl game on April 17.

"I wasn't expecting it to be like that," Metoyer said. "The people are very friendly. It's not too big. It's just right school-wise. The head coach is real big on grades and that's good. The tutoring they've got is what I'm going to need."

Ole Miss is hoping to sign at least four wide receivers in the 2011 signing class. Metoyer, who is a member of the Rivals250 watch list for the 2011 class, is clearly one of the Rebels' top targets at the position.

"(Ole Miss) Coach (Houston) Nutt and (Ole Miss wide receivers) Coach (Ron) Dickerson (Jr.) were very friendly and it sounded like they were interested in me," Metoyer said. "Right now, they said I'm near the top of their depth chart. It's like they're one big family. Coach Nutt said they're coming at me strong and they want me."

The Rebels aren't alone. Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Arkansas, Nebraska, Texas A&M, Baylor, Arizona and LSU have also extended scholarship offers. Metoyer said he was considering making an unofficial visit to Oklahoma today. Regardless, he's nowhere close to a decision regarding his college home.

"I'm going to wait," Metoyer said. "It's a hard decision. It's one where I'm going to have to sit down and think about it."

Metoyer said distance from home "really doesn't matter," adding that he's not set on remaining in Big 12 country. "It's whatever works for me."

Metoyer caught 77 passes for 1,169 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior, one season after catching 74 passes for 1,105 yards and 14 touchdowns as a sophomore. He claims a 4.42-second 40-yard dash and a vertical leap of 38 inches.

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