Former Missouri WR Dorial Green-Beckham joins Sooners

by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Published: July 3, 2014

NORMAN — After a morning visit with Oklahoma coaches, former Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has joined the Sooners, OU coach Bob Stoops said in a statement Thursday afternoon.

Green-Beckham will be eligible in 2015, although sources said OU will pursue an appeal with the NCAA to gain immediate eligibility.

"We are pleased to welcome Dorial to the University of Oklahoma, where he is excited to continue his education and resume his playing career," Stoops said. "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 the team in the classroom and on the field."

With recruiting in a dead period, Green-Beckham had to sign a financial aid agreement in order to meet with Sooners coaches.

AUDIO: OU writer Jason Kersey talks DGB on the Paul Finebaum radio show

Green-Beckham was kicked off the Tigers after last season when he was investigated for a burglary in which he allegedly pushed a woman down several stairs at an apartment in Columbia. Green-Beckham was not charged in the incident.

During his tenure with Missouri, though, he was twice arrested for marijuana-related incidents.

“I appreciate this opportunity from Coach Stoops and the University of Oklahoma,” Green-Beckham said in a statement. “There are people here who will help me build a strong foundation. 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. 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. I also want to thank Coach Gary Pinkel and the University of Missouri.”


by Ryan Aber
Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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