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Dorial Green-Beckham had a collegiate career with the Tigers marred with legal troubles despite stellar on-field play. Now, the former No. 1 wide receiving recruit from Springfield, Missouri, is hard at work trying to figure out which school he will take his talents to next.
After multiple marijuana arrests, allegations in April that Green-Beckham pushed a woman down several flights of stairs were the last straw, according to CBS Sports, and he was kicked off the team by head coach Gary Pinkel.
Soon after the incident, reports surfaced that Green-Beckham could possibly end up at Eastern Illinois. However, he will instead head to Oklahoma, where he met the coaching staff today.
“We are pleased to welcome Dorial to the University of Oklahoma, where he is excited to continue his education and resume his playing career,” Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said in a statement. “Dorial understands the privilege and responsibilities of representing the Oklahoma Football program. He is a talented young man who is eager to get to work with the rest of our team in the classroom and on the field.”
Green-Beckham’s impact for the Tigers was instantaneous. It only took him until his second collegiate game in 2012 to find the end zone, and he ended up scoring four more by the end of that season, in which he was a true freshman. Last year, Green-Beckham made huge leaps and bounds in terms of play, as he found the end zone 12 times and recorded nearly 900 yards and 60 catches, per stats from ESPN.
That was only his sophomore year. who knows what his ceiling might have been at Missouri had he kept his off-field life in check.
Now another team might find out what Missouri ultimately didn’t and if they don’t, you can bet that an NFL team certainly will.