Dorial Green-Beckham Tired Of Recruiting Attention Since Sophomore Season

Here's a rundown on where Missouri stands in the current recruiting period.

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Dorial Green-Beckham Tired Of Recruiting Attention Since Sophomore Season

The nation’s No. 1 recruit is going to be in the spotlight. That’s just what comes with the territory of being the best wideout in the country, but especially so when that recruit is undecided. Dorial Green-Beckham is still choosing between Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and possibly a couple others, and that being the case, there’s going to be an onslaught of attention until he makes up his mind. That day will not come, he says, until national signing day on Feb. 1.

That said, DGB says he’s been tired of all of the attention for some time. At first, a phone call from a coach like Nick Saban was an honor, but later he said it became overwhelming. Dennis Dodd got the story from the Springfield, Missouri native to describe the recruiting process.

The recruiters have tried to lure him with promises and championship rings and promises of championship rings, but the subject of their fawning has been unusually resolute for a teenager. There is no hint where he is leaning. However, there is plenty of evidence he needs a nap. Asked when it all got to be such a drag, Green-Beckham says, “Sophomore year.” That’s two years ago.

“I’ve kind of gotten tired of it,” he added. “Everybody wants to know. They’ll have to figure it out Feb. 1. I don’t tell them anything.”

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Dorial Green-Beckham Expected To Choose Arkansas Razorbacks By Every ESPN Expert

As more and more recruiting prognosticators come out with their analysis leading up to National Signing Day, it’s going to hard to find anyone who doesn’t place Dorial Green-Beckham with the Arkansas Razorbacks. It’s clear that Bobby Petrino and his staff have done a tremendous job gaining the five-star wide receiver and ESPN is the latest to weigh in with every college football expert betting on Arkansas to win above other favorites like the Missouri Tigers or the Oklahoma Sooners.

DGB has been the most sought after recruit in the country after setting the high school record nationally with over 6,000 receiving yards in his career. Just this week, he received visits from Mack Brown of Texas and Bob Stoops of OU and Gary PInkel flew in on a helicopter recently to woo the receiver from Springfield, Missouri.

DGB is expected to make his announcement on National Signing Day, which is coming up on February 1.

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Dorial Green-Beckham Receives Visit From Above From Missouri's Gary Pinkel

Gary Pinkel is pulling out all the stops in his recruitment of the most dynamic wide receiver available this season in hopes that he chooses the Missouri Tigers as they enter the SEC next season. And if you wonder the lengths that a college coach will go to impress a high school student, no matter how talented, just check out the fact (and video) that Pinkel descended upon DGB's high school field in a helicopter.

DGB says his choices are now down to two schools with Missouri being the finalist along with Arkansas. Bobby Petrino is going to put up a good fight for Green-Beckham, so perhaps Pinkel has to go to such lengths to get him.

"Hillcrest TV caught Pinkel's helicopter landing on Birmingham Field at the end of the school day to visit with Green-Beckham," writes Chris Replogle. "It's one of several visits between Pinkel and the star high school player throughout his stellar high school career. Arkansas Head Coach Bobby Petrino visited Green-Beckham during class too Wednesday. Petrino, instead, drove to the school. Reports say the 6'6", 220-pound receiver will visit the Fayetteville campus this weekend."

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Missouri Football Recruiting: Evan Boehm, Guard, Recommits To Tigers After Flirting With Auburn

The Missouri Tigers thought they had their man — offensive lineman Evan Boehm — last June, but then he decommitted as he said he wanted to check out other programs. Now they have their man back and Boehm says he’s sticking with his commitment this time.

He told the KC Star, “I wasn’t feeling that good for a while,” he said. “I talked to my parents and decided to back out and see if that feeling came back. “I wanted to take my visit and see what Auburn had in store. I went down there and I enjoyed myself a lot.”

Bud Elliot of SB Nation writes, “At 6’’3” and 300 pounds, Boehm is everything a coach looks for in a guard prospect. He’s not exceptionally long, but does have a nice frame. Boehm is big for a high schooler, but doesn’t carry the weight in a sloppy fashion.

“I particularly like that Boehm is comfortable playing in space, because he has the athleticism to do so. But he’s not a prospect who is scared to play in the proverbial “phone booth.” And that toughness or “want to” is very important at the guard position. Still, if Boehm keeps growing, he could play guard for the Tigers."

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Missouri Football Recruiting: Tigers Might Lose Dorial Green-Beckham To Texas Longhorns

As the recruiting lists are being cemented and entire classes are able to be analyzed, it’s clear that Gary Pinkel’s work at Missouri is suffering for some reason. Whether it’s the team’s lack of success this year or the move to the SEC, the team has lost some key recruits and might just lose their best prospect yet in wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham. Other schools are in close on DGB and it’s clear that Texas might now be the favorite.

As for the rest of the class, David Ubben writes that Missouri currently has the seventh best recruiting class in the Big 12. “Missouri is chasing DGB too, but the story this season has been class attrition for the Tigers. They were in the top 20 but lost ESPNU 150 commit Evan Boehm, who decommitted. The Tigers fell out of the top 25 and fell behind Oklahoma State and Baylor. Running back Jonathan Williams took his four stars to Arkansas and OT Germain Ifedi moved to fellow future SEC member Texas A&M. Mauk, Hopkins and Newsom are the only remaining four-star recruits in the class.”

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