One of the top amateur wide receiver prospects has a new home.
Dorial Green-Beckham, dismissed from Missouri in the spring, will join Oklahoma’s football team, the Sooners’ athletic department said Thursday.
Green-Beckham will be eligible to return to play in 2015, the school said. However, Oklahoma will seek NCAA clearance to get him eligible in 2014, Fox’s Bruce Feldman reported.
As a true sophomore in 2013, Green-Beckham hauled in 59 passes for 883 yards and 12 touchdowns for Missouri. He was suspended three times by the Tigers before being dismissed in April.
“I’ve disappointed myself and others in the past. I know that I have a lot of work to do and I’m ready to get started,” Green-Beckham said in a statement issued by Oklahoma. “OU is a great program and I feel privileged to be part of it. The university has made the expectations clear and I want to live up to them and be a positive part of the campus and team.”
A celebrated high school prospect, the 6-foot-6, 225-pound Green-Beckham is just 21 years old. He would be eligible for the 2015 NFL Draft next spring, but that timetable could be pushed back to 2016 if he has to take the NCAA redshirt year before taking the field with the Sooners.