Recruiting: Dorial Green-Beckham Eliminates Texas

By Chris Hengst

Dorial Green-Beckham plans to choose between Missouri and Arkansas tomorrow morning, eliminating both Texas and Oklahoma.

Distance always appeared to be an overriding factor in his recruitment and on the eve of Signing Day, it’s the deciding one.

Green-Beckham enjoyed unofficial visits to both Austin and Norman last summer, as well as an official to the 40 Acres, but late trips to his SEC suitors confirmed the final two.

His addition to the 2012 Longhorn class might have meant Texas would challenge Alabama for the recruiting title. Instead, Mack Brown finishes with a top five haul and another foundation of players to continue the revival of the program.

Early Wednesday, the talented 6’6 Randy Moss clone will either become the most celebrated recruit in Missouri Tigers history or perhaps the cog that elevates Arkansas to the top of the SEC West.

Recruiting is a grind on the player, the college and high school coaching staffs and the media covering it but Green-Beckham and his adoptive family deserve credit for handling his pursuit with class.

There was little public information available, no hat stunts, no asking for cash in exchange for his signature and at the close, he’ll make the choice based mostly on proximity to his family.

Missouri Tiger? Arkansas Razorback?

Dorial Green-Beckham is down to two and twelve hours and change away from making one fan base ecstatic.


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