Mizzou’s former top wide receiver has found a home in the Sooner State.Oklahoma Football announced today that Dorial Green-Beckham has joined the OU roster, and has signed a financial aid agreement with the school. That means he can immediately enroll in classes and join team activities, but DGB isn’t eligible to play in games until 2015.
In a statement, Green-Beckham says “I appreciate this opportunity from Coach Stoops and the University of Oklahoma. 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.”
Missouri dismissed Green-Beckham after a string of off-the field incidents. He was arrested on two separate occasions in marijuana-related incidents, but never faced a drug charge. An 18-year-old Mizzou student declined to press charges after she claimed DGB pushed her down four stairs in April, and broke into her apartment. Green-Beckham was allegedly looking for his girlfriend at the time, and was never arrested. Coach Gary Pinkel booted him from his program shortly after the incident took place.
Green-Beckham caught 87 passes for 1,278 yards and 17 touchdowns in his two years at Missouri, including 12 touchdowns in 2013, which tied for the SEC lead.