Nearly three months after being released from the Missouri Tigers’ football program, wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has found a new home.
According to the Oklahoma Football Twitter handle and soonersports.com, the Oklahoma Sooners have reportedly added Green-Beckham to their roster, but is unable to perform in a game for the team until 2015.
— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) July 3, 2014
Sooners’ head coach Bob Stoops had this to say regarding Green-Beckham’s arrival:
“We are pleased to welcome Dorial to the University of Oklahoma, where he is excited to continue his education and resume his playing career. Dorial understands the privilege and responsibilities of representing the Oklahoma Football program. He is a talented young man who is eager to get to work with the rest of our team in the classroom and on the field.”
Green-Beckham is set to enroll in classes and participate in team activities though. Under NCAA rules, because Green-Beckham transferred, he must sit out a year.
The former top overall recruit out of high school was dismissed from the Tigers’ football squad after allegations stemming from an altercation surfaced, in which he reportedly shoved a woman down stairs. This wasn’t the only reasoning Green-Beckham was cut though, as he had previously run into trouble with the law over two marijuana-related arrests.
Green-Beckham spent two seasons with Missouri, in which he hauled in 87 catches, 1,278 yards and 17 touchdowns. Last season, Green-Beckham wound up tied for the lead in touchdowns (12) in the Southeastern Conference, and his 59 receptions led the team.