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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
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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.
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Comments

Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2012 1:22 pm
 

Dorial Green-Beckham chooses Missouri

Hey genius, we have a 4-1 mark against the SEC the past 10 years.....9-2 if you include A&M.  Whatever team you root for, remember this when Mizzou beats you.



Since: Nov 29, 2011
Posted on: February 1, 2012 1:14 pm
 

Dorial Green-Beckham chooses Missouri

another moron heard from, thank you



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2012 1:08 pm
 

Dorial Green-Beckham chooses Missouri

Who is going to throw this guy the ball......can't catch 75 balls a year when your QB is running for his life or flat on his back due to ANY SEC teams defense being better than Mizzu's O-line.

I know he wanted to stay close to home but kids like this are groomed to only play ball and get to the next level, school is secondary, so why not pick the best program to showcase your talent? Missouri will get killed next year in the SEC, at least at ARK he would have had a slightly better chance. OU was the school to pick with their QB sucess and offensive scheme, plus the Big 12 gives up huge numbers to WR's

That being said...good luck



Since: Oct 28, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2012 1:00 pm
 

Dorial Green-Beckham chooses Missouri

But yet Kansas still can't beat them!



Since: Dec 31, 2007
Posted on: February 1, 2012 12:58 pm
 

Dorial Green-Beckham chooses Missouri

i didn't know kansas still had a football team,  i thought they quit playing football after gale sayers left




Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2012 12:27 pm
 

Dorial Green-Beckham chooses Missouri

I understand that people (fans) will be excited at the prospects these talents will bring to their favorite school, but isn't the glorifying of these athletes at such a young age the reason by sports in general is jaded?

Let them earn their reputations on a higher stage before tossing them in the spotlight.  They really deserve no accolades to this point... all they didn was run past normal kids for 17 years.



Since: Oct 8, 2008
Posted on: February 1, 2012 12:26 pm
 

Dorial Green-Beckham chooses Missouri

@Jayhawkdawg

WOW. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. KU FANS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO TALK TRASH ABOUT FOOTBALL. why? BECAUSE YOU SOUND RIDICULOUS.

Have fun losing with your ND castoffs next year.

PS Get ready to lose on Saturday 



Since: Apr 14, 2008
Posted on: February 1, 2012 12:25 pm
 

Dorial Green-Beckham chooses Missouri

Playing in the Cotton Bowl or Jerry's World is even numbers, because we all know how the Hawgs will travel. The numbers are equal at those sites. Go to Fay., LR or CS and it's different. The visitors are out-numbered 9 to 1. Big difference
The term "neutral site" implies even ticket distibution for both schools right? So a neutral game in Little Rock would be "even numbers" as you say. No different than playing neutral in TX, right? I never said a home game in LR. I guess next you'll say A&M fans don't travel. Geeez. Nothing you say will change the fact that Arkansas has beaten A&M 3 out of the first 10 games in TEXAS!

Now that A&M will play in the SEC it might change to a home and home series. Either way, Arkansas will improve on its 41-24-3 series record.



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2012 12:22 pm
 

Dorial Green-Beckham chooses Missouri

Typical KS fan...don't you have something better to do? Oh yeah I forgot...MU is superior in every sport this season, and we left you at the alter in the Big 12. No wonder your following our lead stories and trying to crap on them! You don't have anything to root for, so you turn to root AGAINST something. 

Typical.  



Since: Nov 6, 2011
Posted on: February 1, 2012 12:21 pm
 

Dorial Green-Beckham chooses Missouri

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.

The scenic two lane highways start after the Arkansas border, just past Eureka Springs. You can take the highways if you want to add an extra two hours to your drive, or you can choose to twist and turn through the Bufflo River National Park. Both ways equally suck. If you had ever driven to Arkansas from Missouri you would know that. As for driving from Springfield to Columbia: You take I-44 to Rolla, drive a small distance through Richland, take C to 17, 17 to 54 (not the stretch that goes through Lake of the Ozarks), 54 to 63, 63 to WW, and take that to Columbia. As for the tax info. you may be correct, but I couldn't figure out where you got that information. Please point me in the right direction! 


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