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Dorial Green-Beckham And Marty Mauk Give Missouri Tigers Record Setting High School Tandem

Dorial Green-Beckham set high school single season and career records for receiving yardage, earning over 6,000 receiving yards in his career. That’s an unbelievable number. And that’s why he’s earning the lion’s share of attention when it comes to Missouri’s recruiting class of 2012 yesterday from National Signing Day. However, he’s not the only one.

Maty Mauk was the record-setting quarterback that Gary Pinkel landed this year as well, meaning that the most prolific high school passer in history was just teamed officially with the most prolific high school receiver in history. Tom Lemming says it was possibly discussed between the two before the actual signing day occurred.

“Mike Mauk, Maty’s coach and father, added fuel to the fire when he told MaxPreps, “There’s a good chance that will happen. They met last summer and got along well. They would make each other better. They’ve communicated (this fall). We want him (Green-Beckham) to make the decision that’s right for him. Missouri is moving to the SEC and they’ve got good talent there.’”

Aaron Schafer writes about the same and says the results could be dynamic, although it might not happen for a while with James Franklin at the helm at quarterback to go along with Corbin Berkstresser.

“There’s another potential wrinkle here, one that could have some rather remarkable repercussions in the near future,” writes Schafer of the Riverfront Times. "Last autumn, the Tigers received a commitment from Maty Mauk, the top player in the state of Ohio and a quarterback of record-setting pedigree. Mauk holds national high school records for passing attempts, completions, yardage, and touchdowns. He played his high school ball in a wide-open spread offense, sort of an idealized version of what Mizzou has run the past handful of years.

“So the Tigers have Maty Mauk, holder of most meaningful high school career passing records, and Dorial Green-Beckham, owner of the all-time receiving yards record,” he continues. “DGB will start immediately, while Mauk will hit the sidelines and wait for an opportunity to present itself. Still, it’s very possible in the next couple of years the Missouri Tigers could have the most prolific passer and the most prolific pass catcher in high school football history teaming up on the same field.”