June 30, 2010

Metoyer Running With Big Fish in East Texas

For some the lights and glamour of the recruiting process can be overwhelming as coaches shuffle in and out of homes all the while throwing their best pitch for each prospective athlete.

For others an early commitment to the school of their choice can lead to avoiding those bright lights and allow the recruit to take care of business not only on the field but off, and in the classroom.

Four-star Whitehouse wide receiver Trey Metoyer chose the latter and wouldn't have it any other way as he prepares for his senior campaign.

"I've been doing real good… just working out and working on getting faster and stronger for next year as well as taking an SAT prep-course," said Metoyer, who became the third member of the Sooners class of 2011 when he committed on March 12.

"I've got my forty-time down real good. I was at about a 4.6-seconds (forty-yard dash) and I've cut it down to a 4.38… and then of course just lifting and getting stronger. I'm working out with Aim High… they are their own little workout/ speed training group," said Metoyer, whose name can be found on the Rivals100 at number 24.

And while it is these summer months that one can find significant time spent in a weight room; the 6-foot-2, 198-pound Lone Star State product admits that his highlight of the summer may have come out of the weight room when he was able to meet a former Sooner great.

"Yea I was able to meet Adrian Pederson. He is a really, really down to Earth guy," said Metoyer.

"It was Adrian Pederson Day over in Palestine and his cousin called me and told me I was going to meet him. So I went over there and we were able to talk for a little bit."

And like many that meet 'All Day' it was a rave review.

"He just talked to me about Oklahoma and how they were a great choice and all the good things that come with being apart of the Oklahoma program. I asked him about the negatives about Oklahoma and he really couldn't say there was one. He said I couldn't go wrong."

And it was those same positive sentiments that were echoed just last week when the Whitehouse product was able to catch up with another former Sooner star. Surprisingly from a player that many had believed might not give such positive reviews to his former college.

"I actually was able to talk to Malcolm Kelly last week and he said the same thing about Oklahoma how its just a great place to be at," Metoyer explained.

And it is those type of conversations that Metoyer claims does nothing but add confidence to his decision in committing to Bob Stoops and the Oklahoma Sooners.

"It just gives me confidence really in the decision that I've made and let's me say to myself, 'if they can do it then there's no reason why I can't go there and succeed as well'."

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