Recruiting is starting to heat up for one of the hottest prospects in the state of Texas.
Trey Metoyer (6-2, 185, 4.45) out of Whitehouse High School made sure his recruitment would get off to an early start his by finishing his junior season as Region II District 14-4A MVP with 77 receptions for 1,169 yards including 15 touchdowns.
Those numbers – combined with 74 catches for 1,105 yards and 14 scores as a sophomore – helped the country‘s 6th ranked wide out land early offers from programs such as Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Baylor, Nebraska, Texas Tech and Arkansas.
The speedy wide-out informed TigerSportsDigest.com he added three more offers to his list last week and one of them hit close to home.
“I got three new offers from LSU, Mississippi, and Arizona,” said Metoyer. “My coach gave me the LSU offer last week. That offer felt really good because just about all of my family is from Baton Rouge and New Orleans so it was big getting an offer from them.”
Metoyer was invited to both LSU and Oklahoma’s Junior Day on Feb. 20 but he was unable to attend either event. Right now, it seems that the Sooners and Tigers could be battling it out for his signature with members of the Metoyer camp divided.
“Oklahoma is at the top, but now since I got the offer from LSU that puts them right behind Oklahoma,” Metoyer stated. “Although my family wants me to go to LSU, they always tell me I have to make the best decision for me. I have never been down to LSU so I definitely want to visit before I make my decision.”
Metoyer’s résumé suggests that he likes getting the ball thrown his way early and often. He admits that is one of the reasons he has the Sooners at the top of his list.
“Oklahoma runs a little bit of the spread offense,” Metoyer said of why he is so drawn to the Sooners. “The coaches said they will probably put me at the X-wide-out. They said they have no plans of redshirting me and I would probably play as a freshman.
“Me and the receiver’s coach (Jay Norvell) also have a good relationship,” Metoyer continued. “I even went up there and saw the facilities and I liked it all. Another reason is that I know a lot of the players there. I know them from playing in school and through camps.”
Although Metoyer claims Oklahoma is the team to beat right now for his signature, a contender such as LSU will have until August to change his mind because that is when the four-star receiver has intentions of committing to the school of his choice.
“I know I’m going to have to make a hard decision,” Metoyer said. “I know I still have some time to think about it and so I’m going to wait and see how LSU feels when I get down there. LSU is one of the two other teams (Ole Miss) I want to visit because I’ve already been to Oklahoma State, Texas, and Texas A&M and I’m only considering the teams I’m serious about. I’m starting to narrow things down because I want to make a decision before my season starts.”
Metoyer has a few other unofficial visits that he would like to take between now and August and a couple could take place this month as Oklahoma has a junior day set for this weekend and LSU has one set for March 27, the same day as the spring game.
Should Metoyer leave Norman, Okla. without giving the Sooners a pledge and make it to Baton Rouge, he has a good idea of what he will be looking for.
“I want to see if it feels like home because I’m going to be living there for four years,” Metoyer said. “Then I want to know if the staff is stable because you never know. Then I’d like to know if I’m going to play early. I’m not saying I have to come in and play as a freshman, but I’m very confident in my abilities. I know I can make something happen with the ball in my hands.”