"Just another accomplishment for me to come out here and receive this award," said Green-Beckham. "Being in the same position those guys were back when they were my age, it has just been like, going out there and being the best you can be and knowing how good you really are."
The Hornets star had a record-breaking high school career. Green-Beckham set a career national high school record with 6,356 yards receiving. He caught 119 passes for 2,233 and 24 touchdowns in his senior alone. He led Hillcrest to a quarterfinal berth in this year's Class 4 State Championships.
"He was cleary head and shoulders above all of the other players we looked at," "It was a pretty easy decision to make."
Green-Beckham chose Mizzou in February over several big name programs, including neighboring Arkansas, Oklahoma and defending National Champion Alabama. He made his decision in front of a nationally televised audience. The country's top wide-receiver recruit has been working out tirelessly to prepare for his freshman season. He also has been studying the playbook. Green-Beckham says he is ready to make an impact at Mizzou.
"I have a lot of goals going into the season by time my freshman year is over," said Beckham. "They (coaches) just want me to be comfortable."
Green-Beckham will begin classes at the University of Missouri in June. But before, he will graduate from Hillcrest High School in two weeks. Green-Beckham reflected on his memorable sports career and the friends he made as a high school student.
"That (Hillcrest) is where it all started, and that's where it is going to end for me, all my friends," said Green-Beckham. "Hopefully they will be able to come to all of my games and support me."
Dorial Green-Beckham and Missouri open the inaugural season in the Southeastern Conference September 1 against Southeast Louisiana.