Dorial Green-Beckham enrolling at Oklahoma


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.

24 responses to “Dorial Green-Beckham enrolling at Oklahoma

  1. That is mad size, especially if he has 4.5 or better speed to go with. With the trend toward small-forward sized NFL WRs the world is this kid’s oyster if he doesn’t screw it up.

  2. A lot of these young guys who are poised for the NFL someday, they have this feeling of “invincibility,” that nothing can go wrong for them. They carry themselves as if an NFL career is going to be handed to them wrapped in a bow. This is the product of years and years of being told that they are superstars, NFL probowlers in the making. But when you are lucky enough to have a possible future in the NFL waiting for you, that means that you have a whole lot more to lose than the average person, and you’re going to have to make more of a cognitive effort to watch what you say and do. Having the right role models around you when you’re growing into adulthood makes such a huge difference for these young guys.

  3. Shouldn’t he be able to declare after his junior year? That’s 3 years from high school. Not that he’s ready mentally for the NFL, but given his track record, he doesn’t seem the type to stay longer than he needs to.

  4. This is a disgrace. I am all for getting second chances but what has he truly learned from this incident?

    He was dismissed from Missouri and then shortly signs with another powerhouse, Oklahoma. How is it that he can truly understand his actions if he doesn’t suffer for the short term?

    He’s been arrested several times and pushed a female down a flight of steps but didn’t face charges because the victim was fearful of the media backlash.

    Some people can barely get ONE chance and this kid seems to be getting a whole helluva lot. He’s only a few years older than me but surely doesn’t understand the position he’s in.

  5. Even though it’s silly that he doesn’t know how to beat the test in this day and age (that goes for Josh Gordon too), this guy’s problems past just the weed smoking are what are troublesome. If it was just weed, probably the best talent we’ve seen at the position the last 30 years more than likely did that during his entire career, or maybe you just thought Randy Moss had those sleepy eyes because he just woke up.

  6. He should have been charged with assault on that chick…

    As far as the weed thing, whatever

  7. Those obligatory I-know-I-let-everybody-down quotes that come via “a statement issued by….” someone else always sound so heartfelt and sincere, don’t they?

  8. This guy is uber talented if he can get priorities straight. But unfortunately I think we’re all seeing more Justin Blackmon rather than Randy Moss.

  9. This guy is the number 1 pick in any draft if he can be a good boy for a year or 2. lol at that happening though. The guy is a complete moron.

  10. This is what we call “College Football Talk”…. if only there was a website like that were people could talk about College Football issues…

    Oh well…

  11. captainwisdom8888,

    That’s different from most young people that age how? I know because they play football it’s supposed to make them different, but you might want to cruise a few high school or college campuses, and you’ll see this same attitude of invincibility as the overwhelming theme.

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