It appears that dismissed Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham paid a visit to Norman, OK this morning. Rumors floated around DGB had interest in transferring to the University of Oklahoma, but they seemed far-fetched and unlikely a few weeks ago.
Well, it’s July and now those rumors aren’t as far-fetched, but equally unlikely. However, Sooner Scoop and The Oklahoman reported the former Mizzou wideout was on campus this morning.
— SoonerScoop.com (@SoonerScoop) July 3, 2014
And the confirmation:
I can confirm that Dorial Geeen-Beckham is on campus #Sooners
— Jason Kersey (@jasonkersey) July 3, 2014
Now everyone wants to know what all this means. Well first, be aware, we are in the NCAA’s new “dead period.” The university cannot contact any prospective student-athlete, which includes transfers, for 14 days beginning the last Monday of June. Joe Infante explains this much better on AthleticScholarships.net.
Regardless, this could mean a few things for the program. There seems to be a large voice not wanting DGB on OU’s roster, because of his reputation, but let’s be honest, the University is way smarter than all of us (well most of the time—it took them way too long to add Dr. Pepper to the concessions at football games).
The program has done their research, though, and they have enough insight that they want to get a feel for Dorial Green-Beckham on campus.
The coaching staff isn’t fishing for a recruiting violation, and Oklahoma would be a great landing spot for DGB to do some damage control. He is not going to get the same love in the NFL Draft by sitting out a year or going to a FCS school.
And while it seems odd to say, the way Oklahoma is pursuing DGB makes you think they feel confident he can play in 2014. While there would be a learning curve, DGB is a great receiver, though, if he got a waiver to play right away, he may not want to stick around for his senior season.
All this being said, right now it is all speculation.
Nothing will be official for a few more weeks. However, Green-Beckham may end up in Norman after all.