Wide-receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, the nation’s No. 1 overall recruit will attend the University of Missouri. He had an offer before he had played a game of varsity football.
Green-Beckham is 6’6”, 220lb and runs a 4.4 40-yard dash. He’s the nation’s all-time career receiving yards leader. His senior year – 119 catches, 2,233 yards and 24 touchdowns – won him virtually every national player of the year award.
Needless to say, he’s a huge get for Missouri. If he pans out on the field, he could have the same immediate impact as a Robert Woods or a Sammy Watkins. Off the field, the Tigers do not have a great recruiting pool. They are moving away from their primary font in Texas. Making the step up to the SEC, it’s essential to reel in elite talent and to keep the state’s few top recruits at home. Him being a success there could positively affect their future recruiting endeavors.