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Dorial Green-Beckham chooses Missouri

Posted on: February 1, 2012 10:30 am
Edited on: February 1, 2012 10:40 am
Posted by Tom Fornelli

The entire college football world has been wondering where wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham would play his college ball, and the kid known as DGB put an end to the suspense on Wednesday morning.

Green-Beckham announced that he'd be signing his letter of intent to play at Missouri, choosing to stay closer to home.

The other schools in the running for Green-Beckham's services were Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

Obviously, this is a huge signing for Missouri and head coach Gary Pinkel as the school gets ready to join the SEC. You need playmakers to win in the SEC, and the Tigers may have signed the best one available.

Standing at 6-foot-6 and weighing 225 pounds, Green-Beckham is considered the top player in the country by MaxPreps, and has often been compared to Randy Moss thanks to his size, athleticism and skill.

"It's taken 17 years but I've finally found a wide receiver who is as good as Randy Moss," says Tom Lemming. "For years I've said Randy Moss was the best high school player I have seen, and Mr. Beckham has similar skills. He has great size, long arms, a true F.A.T. 100-meter time of 10.5, and superior production. The nation's No. 1 player, he appears to have no weaknesses. He will be the most celebrated prep football player in the country."

No word on whether or not this signing will lead to a giant boost in helicopter rentals. 

Keep up with all the latest from National Signing Day at's National Signing Day Central.

Since: Mar 7, 2007
Posted on: February 1, 2012 11:48 am

Dorial Green-Beckham chooses Missouri

Little Rock, neutral? Too funny. 5 stars.<br />

Since: Mar 5, 2011
Posted on: February 1, 2012 11:48 am

Dorial Green-Beckham chooses Missouri

I honestly couldnt care less where he winds up, but as far as him going to a "has been" conference, Hogfan, i'm pretty sure he's going to the same confernece as you, just sayin, lol

Since: Oct 23, 2009
Posted on: February 1, 2012 11:47 am

Dorial Green-Beckham chooses Missouri

Driving to Arkansas from Springfield is the WORST drive in America. Property taxes on single wide trailers can't pay for good roads! jealousy is ugly and so is your sate!
You can drive from Springfield to Fayetteville on modern 4 lane highways at interstate standards, or you can choose to drive a shorter route on some of Missouri's scenic 2 lane highways.  The trip from Springfield to Columbia is harder with heavy traffic on the two lane stretches, and bumper to bumper, stop and go traffic through the Lake of the Ozarks area.  And neither Arkansas, nor Missouri use property taxes to build and maintain state highways.  They use fuel taxes and license fees.

Since: Sep 30, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2012 11:42 am

Dorial Green-Beckham chooses Missouri

Great player, going to a average football school.  Good for Missouri.  They are going to get killed in the SEC.  He should have went to Arkansas or Oklahoma to show off his real talent.  Missouri landed this kid, but lost out on several other players over the last couple of days.

Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2012 11:41 am

Dorial Green-Beckham chooses Missouri

Well Razor, since you so kindly brought up someone's grammatical error in "sate", take a look at your previous post...the saying is "week IN and week out"...moron.  DGB made the right move here, Mizzou's a better school and Columbia is better than Fayetteville...why wouldn't he go there.  Arkansas had a nice record last year but I felt they were one of the most overrated teams in the top 25.  The fact of the matter is that the SEC as a whole had a bad year, outside of the 2 obvious teams the rest of the conference was down and Ark benefited immensely from that.  The beat nobody and struggled against teams like vandy, ole miss, and Tx A&M...their win over SC wasnt very impressive either since they were without one of the best Rb's in country.  Talk all you want hogs...we got your boy!  MIZ...DGB

Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2012 11:38 am

Dorial Green-Beckham chooses Missouri

Good luck to you DGB! Come on Hogs lets bring our other guys home!

Since: Sep 19, 2008
Posted on: February 1, 2012 11:38 am
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Since: Nov 6, 2011
Posted on: February 1, 2012 11:35 am
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Since: Oct 23, 2009
Posted on: February 1, 2012 11:33 am

Dorial Green-Beckham chooses Missouri

Fayetteville is closer to Springfield than Columbia and Arkansas beat A&M in A&M's back yard.  But Mizzou's record in recent years hasn't been bad:  2007 12-2, 2008 10-4, 2009 8-5, 2010 10-3, 2011 8-5.  In 2011 the BCS computers rated the Big 12 the strongest conference in the country.  Of the 10 teams, 8 went to bowl games, they were 6-2 in those bowl games, and 5 teams were in the final BCS standings.

Since: Jan 7, 2010
Posted on: February 1, 2012 11:32 am

Dorial Green-Beckham chooses Missouri Arkansas fans need to get a grip!!!   Again, why do you think Arkansas is better than Missouri???  It amazes me...lets look at the obvious comparisons, why these two teams will become rivals in the SEC (GOD KNOWS YOU NEED A RIVAL ARKANSAS, you've been outcasts in the SEC for the last 15 years...this is just the beginnning).

Mizzou vs. Arkansas:


1st Round NFL DRAFT PICKS:  Mizzou has had 5 in the last 4 years.

A system that benefits RECEIVERS

Stays at home

Basketball and Football program consistently ranked in the TOP 25 for the last 4-5 years.

I could agree that Alabama/LSU fans could make a case for not getting DGB....but ARKANSAS???  Two good years under Petrino and now you're the college football HOTBED???   What a joke.... looking forward to pounding the HOGS in the SEC.

Welcome to the ZOU DORIAL!!!!!!!


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