Word began to spread on Thursday morning that former Missouri Tigers wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham was on the Oklahoma Sooners campus in Norman, amid the recent talk that he was considering a transfer there as opposed to either sitting out a season or getting involved with the FCS level.
Well he will still have to sit out one season, but he’s not done with college football as Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops has announced that the troubled star will bring his talents to Norman to play football for the Sooners.
BREAKING: Bob Stoops announces that WR Dorial Green-Beckham has joined the University of Oklahoma football roster. pic.twitter.com/o3SwdZAxHO
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) July 3, 2014
Green-Beckham was one of the biggest stars to come out of high school in the 2012 class, and after getting off to a slow start to his career on the field, he emerged in 2013 as the player we all thought he would be in helping lead the Tigers to a berth in the SEC Championship game.
He certainly played like the former no. 1 recruit in the nation, however he didn’t act like a model citizen off of it, and that ultimately led to his dismissal from the program.
Following that, he had mulled over either sitting out a year before entering the NFL Draft in 2015, or transferring to Eastern Illinois of the FCS, where he would be eligible to play immediately.
But it looks like it’ll be a return to college football with Oklahoma in the Big 12 in 2015, instead of starting a career in the NFL.