Dorial Green-Beckham signs with Missouri

Video grab: ESPNU

The No. 1 rated high school football player in America announced this morning that he’ll play his college ball for the Missouri Tigers instead of moving to Fayetteville.

Dorial Green-Beckham (DGB), a 6-foot-6 , 220 pound wide receiver from Springfield, Mo. who was considered by many recruiting services to be the highest rated recruit in the country, made the announcement just after 9 a.m. this morning at a pep rally held at Hillcrest High School. His decision was nationally televised by ESPNU.

Green-Beckham was thought by many to be leaning towards Arkansas until news spread early this week that he’d likely choose Missouri.

The news stung a bit more than we expected. During the ESPNU broadcast, someone standing near Green-Beckham whispered “It’s Arkansas.” Two seconds later, DGB put on a Mizzou ballcap. Ouch.

In high school, he caught 119 passes for 2,233 yards and 24 touchdowns in his senior season. He also set the the national record in career receiving yards, compiling over 6,356 yards as a high school player.

Green-Beckham chose Missouri over Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and pretty much every other college football program in the country. The guy could’ve gone anywhere he wanted.

For an updating list of Arkansas’ signees, visit our pals over at RazorBloggers or Hog Database.