Dorial Green-Beckham, the top wide receiver recruit in the country, has committed to MU to play football.
Leading up to today, National Signing Day, there was much speculation on where Green-Beckham would decide to play. The common belief was that he had narrowed his choices to Missouri and Arkansas for quite some time. In the end, it was the comfort he felt at MU that made him pick the Tigers.
“Just having a good relationship with the coaches, the people, the players, the whole atmosphere has been outstanding for me, to be able to fulfill my dreams at the University of Missouri,” he said to ESPNU.
Recruiting analysts long thought that family would be a major factor in his decision.
“Just to stay home and have all those guys [family, friends] come out and see me [was big],” he said.
Green-Beckham’s signing is a major coup for the Tigers, as he has a chance to make an early, and significant, impact.
Scout.com’s Scott Kennedy posted on his Twitter account “I don’t say it lightly when I say Dorial Green-Beckham would have been the best WR at the Senior Bowl in Mobil last week. #Mizzou”
With the addition of Green-Beckham, Missouri jumped to the 21st best recruiting class, according to ESPN’s recruiting class rankings. Beckham was ranked as the nation’s No. 3 high school football prospect by ESPNU and the No. 1 national prospect by Rivals and Scout.com.