Dorial Green-Beckham is going to make people wait.
The nation's No. 1 wide receiver prospect, and the top-ranked player in the class of 2012 overall according to Rivals.com, is taking his decision all the way to Feb. 1, the first day of the signing period.
The 6-foot-6, 220-pounder from Springfield (Mo.) Hillcrest, fresh off sharing Most Valuable Player honors at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, has his attentions split between his football future and his basketball present for now.
Monday night, he even missed the first half of the BCS title game to see a friend, Lainie Bishop, honored for setting her school's career scoring record.
Green-Beckham has skipped out on recruiting visits — including a scheduled visit to OU in mid-December — to remain with his basketball team.
But his time to make a decision isn't far away.
“Feb. 1 is coming up real fast,” Green-Beckham told the Branson Tri-Lakes News. “I've still got a little more time to squeeze in and figure out what I'm going to decide. It's still up in the air. But I'm sitting back and relaxing. I feel comfortable in the situation I'm in.”
Green-Beckham is expected to choose between OU, Alabama, Arkansas, Texas and Missouri.
Despite OU's already-impressive group of committed wide receivers, the Sooners would love to have Green-Beckham, who would likely see playing time next year.
Here's a look at some other recruits the Sooners are targeting:
Nelson Agholor, wide receiver, Tampa (Fla.) Berkeley Prep
Agholor didn't play in the Under Armour All-America High School Football Game last week in St. Petersburg, Fla., due to a shoulder injury. Agholor visited Oklahoma in mid-December and has already visited Notre Dame and Florida. He's expected to visit Florida State this weekend and USC before signing day and choose between those five.
Zach Banner, offensive tackle, Lakewood (Wash.) Lakes
Banner (6-foot-9, 310 pounds) is the No. 8 offensive tackle in the country according to Rivals.com, and the Sooners' chances appeared to improve over the weekend when he told King 5 Sports in Seattle that he'd eliminated Washington as a contender for his services. His decision will come down to USC, where he's expected to visit soon, and the Sooners. Banner took a trip to Norman in late September.
Brandon Beaver, defensive back, Compton (Calif.) Dominguez
With De'Vante Harris deciding to withdraw his commitment last week, the secondary is even more of a concern. The Sooners have JUCO signee Kass Everett and Wagoner's Kevin Peterson committed, but they still have needs at the spot. The cornerback is scheduled to visit OU on Jan. 20, according to Rivals, and is also considering Nebraska, Utah, Washington and hometown UCLA.
Akeel Lynch, running back, Athol Springs (N.Y.) St. Francis
Lynch is committed to Boston College, but with the Sooners' needs at running back growing with recent transfers, OU recently jumped in and offered the 6-foot, 205-pounder who has 4.4 speed. Lynch is expected to visit this weekend, as is Illinois high school running back David Smith.
Michael Onuoha, defensive end, Edmond Santa Fe
Onuoha isn't a threat to make an impact next year, as he still remains raw as he continues his bodily transition to football over basketball. But Onuoha is an intriguing talent, as the 6-foot-5, 225-pounder has the tools to be a big-time defender up front. Onuoha, who received an offer from the Sooners as soon as the dead period ended last week, will visit Norman this weekend. He also has an offer from Missouri.