COLUMBIA, Mo. - Securing the country's top player will make any college football recruiting class shine.
Mizzou inked 18 commitments Wednesday in the Class of 2012, including everybody's top receiver Dorial Green-Beckham. The class will be the first to play in the Southeastern Conference next season.
Springfield Hillcrest High School's Dorial Green-Beckham's signature stole the national headlines. The 6'6", 220-pound receiver is rated as the country's best. Rivals.com rates him as its overall prospect. Green-Beckham set a national high school record for receiving yards with more than 6,300. The five-star receiver chose Mizzou over Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma.
Mizzou picked up a national record-breaking quarterback too. Maty Mauk set a national career record for passing yards at Kenton High School (OH). The four-star rated signal-caller did all that while operating a spread offense. Mauk is the brother of Ben Mauk, who led Wake Forest to an Orange Bowl appearance.