Missouri landed a very special receiver prospect today.
Dorial Green-Beckham, the nation's top receiver, has committed to the Missouri Tigers. Green-Beckham, who stars for Hilcrest High School in Springfield, Mo. is an enormous get for Gary Pinkel. Not since Julio Jones and A.J. Green has a prep receiver been so highly acclaimed. Green-Beckham is rated a five-star recruit by every major recruiting service in the country.
Video via ESPNU, where we can see Green-Beckham going prop-free for the announcement, as expected. He's maintained a low-key persona during his recruitment, and this moment was no exception:
Fun fact: Green-Beckham was offered by every team to win a national title in the last quarter century.
He doesn't have the agility and flexibility of a 5'10" slot guy, but for his size (6'6" 220), it is quite special. Green-Beckham catches the ball very well and has excellent speed. Equally impressive is his consistent physicality. Green-Beckham doesn't allow the poor competition (and this is some poor high school football) to drag down his game. And those around him say he is a good kid -- quite the opposite of the stereotype that is the prima donna receiver. He is an immediate contributor in the SEC.
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