Triple option: OU's starting secondary

Every weekday morning, a member of the SoonerNation gives his take on three things happening in the Sooner sports world.

1. After listening to Mike Stoops yesterday, if I had to guess today, OU's starting secondary in the fall: Tony Jefferson at FS, Javon Harris at SS, Aaron Colvin and Demontre Hurst at CB, Joe Ibiloye at NB; with Quentin Hayes and Gabe Lynn the backups at safety, Lamar Harris and Joe Powell the top reserves at CB, and Lynn working in at NB, perhaps even starting, against the faster offenses.

2. It hasn't been the greatest few days for OU's recruiting efforts. First DT Justin Manning criticized how the Sooners have recruited him. Then Max Browne, quite possibly the top QB in the nation, committed to USC over the Sooners. It might feel like the sky is falling, but these things happen. The Sooners have a strong foundation for the '13 class in potential 5-star RBs Keith Ford and Greg Bryant, and are in on a number of blue-chip prospects defensively. Remember, everyone was knocking OU's 2012 class in December. Then the Sooners closed as strong as anyone in the country and finished with a borderline Top 5 class. It hasn't been a great couple of days, but OU will be fine again this year.

3. It might be time to pencil in Trey Metoyer in the starting lineup on the depth chart. With Kenny Stills dealing with an array of nagging injuries, Metoyer has been OU's best WR this spring. The Sooners weren't afraid to start Stills two years ago, and they won't be afraid to do the same with Metoyer, even though Jaz Reynolds and Trey Franks have plenty of starting experience.

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