SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - M-I-Z-D-G-B!
In a scene that mirrored a Presidential visit at Hillcrest High school, Dorial Green-Beckham announced a decision fans across the country had been anticipating for nearly four years.
"It is an honor to announce I would continue my education at the University of Missouri," said Green-Beckham.
The 6'6", 220-pound chose the Tigers over Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Alabama. The country's top ranked high school recruit did it with plenty of fanfare. Hillcrest High School's gymnasium was filled with classmates, teammates, dozens of members of the media and fans of both Mizzou and Arkansas. ESPN-U aired the announcement to the entire country. Green-Beckham says the decision was not decided till this week.
"I slept on it Monday, then I told my parents where I was going," said Green-Beckham.
Missouri's spread offense has always been mentioned as a good fit for the big target. Soon-to-be junior quarterback James Franklin showed improvement last season, leading the Tigers to four straight victories, including an Independence Bowl win against North Carolina. He hopes to begin workouts with his new teammates at Mizzou as soon as he graduates.