Oklahoma has filed the paperwork with the NCAA for Dorial Green-Beckham’s appeal for immediate eligibility, CBSSports.com reported Tuesday afternoon.
School officials feel very confident about their chances to get the junior wide receiver eligible immediately with an NCAA waiver, sources told The Oklahoman recently.
The school filed the appeal after receiving additional documentation from Missouri.
According to sources, OU is using the “run-off” waiver to try to get Green-Beckham ruled immediately eligible. The waiver was created by the NCAA in recent years for players who were removed from programs for reasons beyond their control.
Green-Beckham was removed from Missouri after an incident where he was alleged to have forced his way into an apartment and shoved a woman down some stairs. Green-Beckham was never charged in the incident.
During his time at Missouri, Green-Beckham was twice arrested for marijuana-related offenses.
Green-Beckham caught 87 passes for 1,278 yards and 17 touchdowns in two season with the Tigers. In Missouri’s SEC Championship Game loss to Auburn in December, he had six catches for 144 yards and two touchdowns.
With Sterling Shepard the only Sooners receiver returning with significant experience, Oklahoma could benefit greatly if Green-Beckham is ruled eligible.
“We’re just trying to take things day-by-day and coach him up,” OU co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Jay Norvell said Monday. “He’s doing good and he’s learning so much. There’s a huge difference between universities. … He’s very, very good at certain things and certain things are really new to him. He’s learning quickly and he’s a really good player.”