Dismissed Missouri star Dorial Green-Beckham transferring to Oklahoma
Former Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham finally has a home. Oklahoma announced today that DGB is officially a Sooner.
“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 our team in the classroom and on the field.”
It’s an interesting move by DGB. Considering he didn’t transfer down to the FCS level, he has to sit out a year due to transfer rules, unless he receives a waiver from the NCAA. So, will he sit out 2014 and play in 2015 with Oklahoma, or will he sit out 2014 and head to the NFL Draft? I would think the latter would be more likely, and he’ll get to practice with some of the best players in the country at Oklahoma. So, it’s almost a win-win for both DGB and OU.
“I appreciate this opportunity from Coach Stoops and the University of Oklahoma,” said Green-Beckham. “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.”
Following a chain of events, DGB was dismissed in April.
Excited to welcome Dorial Green Beckham to our Oklahoma Family. #Boomer! pic.twitter.com/HEQk6XOYCE
— Jay Norvell (@OU_CoachNorvell) July 3, 2014
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