In the opening game of the season, the 6-2, 177-pounder instantly showed thousands that he would be as good or better than any player on the field on Friday nights. In the first game of the season, a 52-35 loss to Garland Naaman Forest, Metoyer was the best player on the field in a game that included running back Jonathan Miller (Oklahoma), receiver John Harris (Texas) and safety Terrence Bullitt (Texas Tech) all of Naaman Forest.
Metoyer's seven catch, 167-yard and four touchdown night left many with jaws dropped. He followed his scintillating performance up with an eight catch, 220-yard and one score performance in a loss to eventual 4A state champion Sulphur Springs.
While the Wildcats suffered losses on both nights, the uber talented sophomore had put together exceptional performances against top-flight competition. Metoyer continued to do most of his damage against the best teams the schedule offered in 2008 scoring three times against a solid Kilgore team as well as three more games of 100-yards or more.
Head coach Randy McFarlin has coached and seen his fair share of talented players in the last 12 seasons at Daingerfield and Whitehouse and says Metoyer has a special skill set on and off the field.
"Trey is very special," McFarlin said. "He's got a great opportunity to be very successful in athletics. I look for great things from him. As a sophomore, he's the most advanced kid I've ever had. He's a super young man, laid back, has a good personality and outlook on life."
The confident pass catcher didn't seem to be surprised by his season and the early attention from major college programs on Wednesday.
"The season was great," said Metoyer. "I wasn't expected to do that. We had two senior receivers, but I guess they just gave me the ball and I made plays. I run good routes and I have great hand-eye coordination. If I see the ball, I'm going to go get it."
When asked about summer camp plans and unofficial visits, the confident receiver spoke about exactly what he will be looking for with a clear goal in mind.
"The only school I've been to is A&M during the summer. They have a great facility and a good program. I'm going to go to the Oklahoma camp and Texas. I'm trying to go to Colorado too. When I go to the schools, I'm going to be looking at which receivers are leaving. Who has a lot of seniors and sophomores? I'm trying to come in and start as a freshman. I also want to see the quarterbacks and how they are doing," Metoyer said.
On the recruiting front, the Texas Longhorns, Texas A&M Aggies and Arkansas Razorbacks have shown the most interest with Oklahoma coming on. Arkansas was at the school on Wednesday and Texas A&M the day before with Texas having been by last week.
While it is very early in the process, Metoyer has four that stand out with one leading the pack.
"I like Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Colorado and schools like that. I've always followed Oklahoma," Metoyer said.
Metoyer is joined in a very talented sophomore class at Whitehouse by safety/receiver Quincy Aldridge (6-1.5, 175), safety/running back Dujuan Shelton (6-0, 190), defensive tackle Joey Gautney (6-2.5, 246), quarterback Preston Conder (6-0.5, 175), DE Conner Cashion (6-2, 220) and defensive back Shundrick Beasley (5-10, 175).
Trey Metoyer File
Namaan Forest 7-167, 4 TD's
Sulphur Springs 8-220, 1 TD
Red Oak 5-106, 1 TD
Celina 4-26; one rush for three yards
Jacksonville 7-76, 1 TD
Lindale 4-45, 1 TD
Kilgore 5-97, 3 TDs; one rush for 37 yards
Nacogdoches 9-112, 1 TD
Henderson 8-115, 1 TD
Texas High 8-66, 1 TD
Season Totals 74, 1,105, 14 TD's; 2-40 rushing
All-Smoaky Team, 1st team
Tyler Courier-Times Newcomer of the Year
14-4A Newcomer of the Year