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Oklahoma's Metoyer academically ineligible

Posted on: August 29, 2011 6:42 pm
Edited on: August 29, 2011 6:42 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Wide receiver Trey Metoyer was the most highly-touted member of Oklahoma's last recruiting class, but it looks as though Sooners fans will have to wait until 2012 to see him in an Oklahoma uniform. A few weeks ago there were questions about whether or not Metoyer would be academically eligible to play football this fall, and on Monday afternoon we got that answer.

He won't be.

According to, Metoyer confirmed that he will not be eligible to play for Oklahoma this season. Instead he plans to attend Hargrave Military Academy in Virginia this fall where he'll get his grades in order, and play football as well. Metoyer fully intends on being back in Norman this January.

As for the impact this could have on the Oklahoma offense in 2011, I wouldn't expect it to be much of one. Yes, Metoyer is a good player who could have contributed this season, but anything he gave to the team in 2011 would have been a bonus. The Sooners already have a deep receiving corps led by Ryan Broyles, Kenny Stills and Trey Franks.

Since: Jul 15, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 9:08 pm

Oklahoma's Metoyer academically ineligible

Well there are plenty of great athletes walking the streets that had the physical talent to play pro ball. They did not apply themselves in the classroom and the NFL does not want anymore dummies than they already have. I am sure the Gators and Seminoles will be sniffing around for him in two years. They one do not care about grades, and two can help any kid graduate whether he can read or not.

Since: Aug 30, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 8:11 pm

Oklahoma's Metoyer academically ineligible

That's the most important thing is getting his grades in order I don't care what school it is! The NFL players as of 2010 play for an average of 10 years & that depends on position. I could be less, that's if you make it so your looking at around 22 yrs old after college. Your looking at most NFL players are done by the time they are in their early to med 30's and if your one of the lucky ones you last into your late to early 40's. IMHO I think the NFL should make it  Mandatory for all college players have an degree before they can be drafted. But they can take on hardship cases on a case by case basis for entering the NFL draft early. Just my honest opinionSmile  I just like to see all these kids succeed in life besides Sports incase something happens and they can't play anymore.

Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: August 30, 2011 11:00 am

Oklahoma's Metoyer academically ineligible

Say it isn't so....a great athlete NOT academically eligible?  Can't they grease the rails or get some Professor to give the kid a "C" just so he can play?  Or maybe just lower the university's academic standards like some are already.  Is any team going to be able make it to  opening day without a suspended player, a scandal, criminal charges, academic failings, or NCAA violations?  Christ, at this point the championship winner will be the one who can actually field a team come January. 

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