Bob Stoops and the Oklahoma Sooners have just landed their most important prospect in years. According to reports, Dorial Green-Beckham has joined the Sooners program.
— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) July 3, 2014
Under NCAA rules, Green-Beckham can immediately enroll in classes and begin team activities. He would be eligible to compete in games for the Sooners beginning in 2015.
“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.”
“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.”
Green-Beckham was dismissed from Missouri where he caught 87 passes for 1,278 yards (14.7 avg.) with 17 touchdowns. His 12 touchdown catches in 2013 tied for the Southeastern Conference lead, while his 59 receptions led the Tigers and his 883 receiving yards ranked second on the squad.