Dorial Green-Beckham has just six receptions thus far in 2012, but he's becoming a larger part of the Misouri offense as the season wears on. Gary Pinkel met with the media on Monday and he had the following to say about Green-Beckham's growing role within the Missouri offense:
We had 58 plays and I think he played 26. So we are getting him in more, and we called his number a bunch of times. We intend to get him the ball more and he’s doing a lot better in practice. My message to him though, and it’s the same message I told Danario (Alexander) and J-Mac (Maclin), is you focus on becoming a better player. That’s all you focus on, instead of worrying about filling expectations. That’s all you focus on, and that is how you will fulfill your potential.
The 6'6" wideout was the No. 1 recruit in the nation for 2012 according to Rivals.com. ESPN had the Tigers' freshman ranked as the nation's No. 3 overall recruit in the 2012 class while listing him as the nation's top available wide receiver. After catching three balls in Missouri's opener, Green-Beckham has caught a single pass in each of the team's other three games.
Missouri faces UCF on Saturday, and you will be able to see how many balls are thrown his way at 11 a.m. CT.