2012 Signing Class: Three Major Pickups

NORMAN, Okla. — This group is absolutely loaded, but just who are some of the prospects to get most excited about arriving on campus? Sooners Illustrated breaks it down inside.

1. Wide receiver Trey Metoyer--He wasn't the top wide receiver in the country out of the 2011 class for nothing. Metoyer, already on campus, puts spectators in awe with some of the things he does out on the perimeter. He has outstanding hands and leaping ability and because of that, can snatch just about anything out of the air. He possesses a healthy 6-foot-2, 185-pound frame with impressive speed. It was crucial that OU locked him up and secured his spot in Norman, even as he went to Hargrave Military Academy last fall after his high school failed to clear him to come to OU. The Crimson and Cream did just that, and it'll reap the benefits when this kid gets on the field in action.

2. Wide receiver Durron Neal--The top-ranked Sooner (No. 105) in the final Scout 300, Neal has electric speed and ridiculous acceleration, which will allow him to get on the field as a true freshman. If he can beat his man at the next level with any kind of consistency, this guy is going to be really dangerous. He's competitive, extremely athletic and has the versatility to work just about anywhere as a receiver. Big 12 defenses better get ready for him because they're going to have their hands full.

3. Running back Alex Ross--With all the attrition in the backfield, OU needed to pick up a quality running back in this class. Luckily, before all the players started transferring, the Sooners already had a verbal from the No. 120 player in the Scout 300. And the 6-foot-1, 205-pounder, who committed way back on Feb. 8 of last year, is as good as advertised by the ranking. Ross runs with incredible power and blasts through the open hole when it's there. He'll only fill more into his frame once he gets into Jim Schmidt's weight training program. Sooner fans should look forward to that.

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