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Oklahoma 'very confident' Green-Beckham will be eligible immediately

By Tom Fornelli | Staff Writer

Dorial Green-Beckham was the class of 2012's No. 1 overall recruit. (USATSI)
Dorial Green-Beckham was the class of 2012's No. 1 overall recruit. (USATSI)

There's a good chance that you'll see Dorial Green-Beckham on the field with the Oklahoma Sooners this season, at least, that's what Oklahoma thinks.

According to a report in The Oklahoman, the school is "very confident" that DGB will be approved for immediate eligibility thanks to an NCAA waiver. The school hasn't even filed the appeal yet but plans to do so after receiving some additional documentation from Missouri. The report also says that Oklahoma plans on appealing using the appropriately dubbed "run-off" waiver.

The run-off waiver was created by the NCAA for instances in which a player was removed from their former program for reasons beyond the player's control.

The basis of Oklahoma's appeal will be that Green-Beckham was never actually charged for the incident that led to his release from Missouri. Green-Beckham allegedly broke into an apartment and shoved a woman down some stairs.

Of course, just because Oklahoma is confident that Green-Beckham will receive a waiver doesn't mean he's actually going to. Plenty of schools have filed plenty of waivers feeling good about their chances and been turned down.

What could work in Oklahoma's favor, however, is that it could get support from Green-Beckham's old school. A source told's Jeremy Fowler that Oklahoma expects Missouri will issue written support of the request for Green-Beckham's eligibility.

Should Green-Beckham be granted eligibility in 2014, it'd be a big boost to the Oklahoma offense, as he finished the 2013 season with 59 receptions for 883 yards and 12 touchdowns.

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