The return of Jaz Reynolds and Trey Franks to Oklahoma -- both players were reinstated by coach Bob Stoops on Wednesday -- provides some much-needed depth at receiver.
The news comes a day after learning that junior college transfer Courtney Gardner had failed to complete an English class in time to enroll in the fall and would have to sit out this season. Gardner was a candidate to compete for the third starting spot at receiver, especially if Reynolds had not rejoined the team.
The receiving picture is actually starting to take shape with the return of Reynolds, who may sit out a few games as he's still suspended indefinitely. Kenny Stills is the obvious No. 1 and freshman, while Trey Metoyer is likely the No. 2. Metoyer, a five-star recruit, arrived on campus in the spring and shined in the spring game with a team-best six catches for 72 yards.
Reynolds started six games in 2011 and figures to be a starter again if he can get back in Stoops' good graces. Reynolds, who played in nine games last year, was the team's third-leading receiver with 41 catches, 715 yards and five touchdowns. His 17.4 yards per catch was a team-best and he should once again be one of Landry Jones' top deep threats.
Franks will likely be one of the top options off the bench. The junior receiver caught 22 passes for 196 yards last season and also was the team's leading kick returner, averaging 23.9 yards per return. Other options at receiver include junior college transfer LaColtan Bester and a mix of freshman wideouts.
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