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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 2:35 pm

Dorial Green-Beckham chooses Missouri

Pinkel visited DGB on 1-1 at his HS. He got there in a helicopter and dgb got to sit it in.<br />

Since: Sep 25, 2007
Posted on: February 1, 2012 2:28 pm

Dorial Green-Beckham chooses Missouri

Signing day is always full of hype for both teams and recruits.  Missouri needs a few classes with 5 star talent to even start to be SEC ready.  This young man is a good first step but unti MU actually gets over the hump and wins a conference championship and supports the team like the rest of the SEC this is just another piece in the puzzle.  Recruiting takes a lot of effort to attract elite players and MU while it has made much progess is not even ready to start being talked about like Texas, OU, Ohio State, USC and others.  All that being said, welcome to Missouri Mr. Beckman.  I hope all of your experiences are wonderful here in Columbia, MO.

Since: Feb 16, 2008
Posted on: February 1, 2012 2:26 pm

Dorial Green-Beckham chooses Missouri

SO someone tell me whats up with the last line in the article about helicopter rentals

Since: Jan 14, 2007
Posted on: February 1, 2012 2:25 pm

Dorial Green-Beckham chooses Missouri

USC hasn't been relevant since Reggie Bush helped cheat their way to a title.. oh wait, that was revoked. Nevermind. Ummm USC can't even beat Oregone in the weak azz Pac10. SC Dynasty my azz. The entire state of California isn't even relevant in football anymore, except maybe the 49ers..

Since: Apr 14, 2008
Posted on: February 1, 2012 2:19 pm

Dorial Green-Beckham chooses Missouri

That "complete shambles" excuse is a load.  Arkansas was still a great team, they still had the Heisman Trophy winner. 
What? Who the hell was that?

Since: Jun 25, 2010
Posted on: February 1, 2012 2:17 pm

Dorial Green-Beckham chooses Missouri

SC Dynasty- I don't have any particular fan connection to Mizzou, but your comments are just plain dumb. You talk about facts getting in the way of an argument, and then you totally disregard them. This kid is the #1 recruit in the Country and is being compared to Randy Moss at a similar age, and you conclude that...
He s obviously not that good or he wouldnt be going to Mizzou.
HUH?!? Not sure where your factual support for your claim is. Also don't know or care why you are biased against a program like Mizzou of all places, they certainly bear no threat to your beloved Trojans, but you are the one that needs to focus in on facts and separate them from your biased opinions. Opinions are fine to have - we all have them, but don't go soapbox on fact-checking and then totally disregard, you know - FACTS.    

Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2012 2:14 pm

Dorial Green-Beckham chooses Missouri

SC Dynasty, it is easy being a front runner like you. It makes me sick you have the Cardinals (a Missouri team) as one of your favorite teams.  "Hey, look at me, I can root for historically strong teams in all sports and then run my mouth!"   Please change your favorite baseball team to the Yankees.

Since: Oct 12, 2009
Posted on: February 1, 2012 2:05 pm

Dorial Green-Beckham chooses Missouri

DGB is the next Autozone Liberty Bowl MVP
Whatever. He wanted to be THE man, not a part of a team.

Since: Jun 4, 2008
Posted on: February 1, 2012 2:01 pm

Dorial Green-Beckham chooses Missouri

Well this is a disappointment to the Razorback fans. If there is the proverbial bright side at least the Hogs didn't lose him to another Southeastern Conference school outside of Mizzou. Seems like there has been an inordinate amount of kids this year leading teams on, giving verbal commitments, only at the last hour turn to a different school. Indecision or playing games, who knows?

Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2012 1:52 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!


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