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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 CBSSports.com's National Signing Day Central.
Comments

Since: Jan 14, 2007
Posted on: February 1, 2012 10:21 pm
 

Dorial Green-Beckham chooses Missouri

Congrats To Dorial Green-Beckham, Now Arkansas Needs To Win A National Championship Next Year, Wouldnt That Be Something. Probably Not Going To Happen But What If.



Since: Sep 9, 2011
Posted on: February 1, 2012 9:02 pm
 

Dorial Green-Beckham chooses Missouri

There's an unitelligent statement.



Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2012 8:42 pm
 

Dorial Green-Beckham chooses Missouri

If you are a high school WR and you don't go to WVU, you cost yourself 50 catches per year and a great chance at the National Championship.



Since: Feb 17, 2011
Posted on: February 1, 2012 8:34 pm
 

Dorial Green-Beckham chooses Missouri

Do worry about playing for in the SEC championship hogs fan because your team has ZERO chance of winning the west. ZERO. Why would anybody want to play for Bobby Petrino. 1 he will give up and walk out on a team. 2 he is a cry baby just watch the 4th quarter of the LSU beat down. So like I said keep dreaming that you have a prayer of playing in the SEC championship game



Since: Feb 1, 2012
Posted on: February 1, 2012 8:10 pm
 

Dorial Green-Beckham chooses Missouri

Incorrect............McFadden played most of the cotton bowl.........He just didn't do anything until the end of the game when Mizzou had already "put a fork" in the hapless hogs..



Since: Apr 17, 2007
Posted on: February 1, 2012 7:59 pm
 

Dorial Green-Beckham chooses Missouri

Way to close the borders Coach Pink. What had happened was... That man is fast



Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: February 1, 2012 7:50 pm
 

Dorial Green-Beckham chooses Missouri

Better school. Better location. Better coach. Better academics. Pretty simple decision if you ask me.



Since: Oct 3, 2010
Posted on: February 1, 2012 7:38 pm
 

Dorial Green-Beckham chooses Missouri

How many titles has Arkansas won?  And I am an Arkansas fan, but we shouldn't criticise a kid for staying at home to play.  Don't WE want all of your Arkansas kids to stay home and play for the Razorbacks?  Why the double standard?



Since: Mar 9, 2010
Posted on: February 1, 2012 6:37 pm
 

Dorial Green-Beckham chooses Missouri

RE: "choosing to stay closer to home"--FYI DGB lives closer to Arkansas than he does to Mizzou



Since: Oct 11, 2009
Posted on: February 1, 2012 6:31 pm
 

Dorial Green-Beckham chooses Missouri

Been a fan of both since 74.  Before you were born I m sure.  I went to LA for two SC games this year.  I ve been to three Final Fours, not that a Mizzou fan would know anything about that.  BTW, KU has an Orange  Bowl trophy if you want to see it.
And all the basketball hardware of course. I wont go into all that.

So, How many Mizzou games did you get to? NONE?


Still havent argued on the facts at hand. Mizzou: NO Nat titles, No BCS trophies, you know the rest.
There I go stating facts again.


I m going out to enjoy the day gentlemen. Looks like Coach Kiffin has things well in hand and has the SC DYNASTY
rising again.


FIGHT ON, gentlemen!


A little confused as to why an USC fan would be commenting so much about the top recruit choosing Missouri. Why would you care where he goes? Trojans already have NFL prospects Robert Woods and Marqise Lee at WR, who by the way happen to be from Carson and Inglewood, CA respectively, both less than an hour from the USC campus. Point being if DGB wanted to stay close to home, as your top 2 WR did, power to him. Why should it matter to him that Mizzou has no National titles or BCS trophies. Pretty sure Missouri hasn't had any National titles basically revoked b/c of improper payments to recruits among other things. Pretty sure as well that Missouri hasn't had any players be asked to return their Heisman trophies for the 1st time in the trophy's history. Maybe titles and trophies aren't important to him. Maybe playing in front of family and friends is important to him. He came from a broken home life and was taken in by the Beckhams along with his brother. They raised him as their own. He chose loyalty over and above anything else. Thats damn commendable in this day and age of the paid and pampered football recruit. It won't matter if he doesn't catch 75 passes a yr. If you are talented scouts will find you, and considering he is the top WR prospect in over a decade he won't be hard to find anyway. Get off your high horse man. How you have a rep of 97 on this site with inane fanboy comments like that is beyond me.


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