Missouri and 5-star players aren’t usually associated with each other, so when local 5-star product Dorial Green-Beckham chose the Missouri Tigers the excitement was understandable. However, after a few years as a Tiger that excitement faded to disappointment and eventually Green-Beckham being kicked off the Tigers team.
However, Green-Beckham, the former No. 1-ranked player in the 2012 class, also showed plenty of skill on the field.
It has led many to speculate DGB would be a target for many major programs willing to give him a second chance, and one of those programs linked to him all along has been Oklahoma. On Thursday, Oklahoma site SoonerScoop.com ($) is reporting Green-Beckham is on campus for a visit.
Earlier this offseason DGB was involved in a burglary investigation, but was not arrested or charged in the incident because the victims refused to press charges. The details of the police report indicate Green-Beckham pushed one female down a flight of stairs and injuring another, his girlfriend. It led to being the final straw for head coach Gary Pinkel, who previously handed out two suspensions to the player for pot possession arrests.
He had a breakout season as the Tigers won the SEC East, hauling in 59 receptions for 883 yards and 12 touchdowns in his sophomore season.
Green-Beckham has totaled 87 receptions, 1,778 yards and 17 touchdowns in his two years play for Missouri.
Some have speculated that Green-Beckham could sit out the 2014 season and enter the NFL draft, but it appears DGB is looking to stay in college football and it may just be a matter of when, not if, he becomes a Sooner.
What remains to be seen is if Green-Beckham will be granted a waiver by the NCAA to become immediately eligible. If not, Green-Beckham will have to sit out the 2014 season and would be eligible to return to the field in 2015.