Cowboys Join The Green-Beckham Crowd

Oklahoma State has joined the crowd that is pursuing wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham of Springfield (HIillcrest) Mo. The 6-6, 220-pound record-setting wide receiver and track star is big, strong, and very fast.

He is also able to leap at least small portable buildings in a single bound with bests on the long jump of 23 feet, 2.25 inches. He has a triple jump from his junior season in a track meet of 47 feet, 2.5 inches.

He reportedly runs the forty in 4.3 and change. Coming back to earth a little, his track bests this season include 10.92 seconds in the 100 meters and 22 feet, 3 inches in the long jump.

His father, John Beckham, has said that Dorial is going to take his time and that he is planning on attending some one-day or mini camps on college campuses this summer. The competition just to get Green-Beckham on campus will be extra fierce. We are talking about one of, if not the very best football athlete in the 2012 class.

"He is taking it slow and really examining the schools," said his father. "He is in no rush at all to make a decision." There are plenty of schools to mull over as Oklahoma State recently added itself to his extensive offer list that also includes Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, LSU, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, OU, Tennessee, Texas, Texas Tech, UCLA, and USC. That is not all of the schools, but that is a list of the major ones.

His football numbers, along with his physical attributes explain why the fuss and the number of schools offering at this stage. Last season he had 78 receptions for 1,706 yards and 15 touchdowns. As a sophomore, in the 2009 season, he caught 66 passes for 1,616 yards and 23 touchdowns. As a freshman in 2008, he caught 37 passes for 801 yards with 13 touchdowns. That all adds up to career numbers of 181 receptions for 4,123 yards and 51 touchdowns.

Oklahoma State really has room for one, maybe two, more receivers on its list. They lost Bralon Addison, who de-committed and could still wind up with the Cowboys. Addison was looked at as a wide receiver, maybe a running back or multi-purpose skills player on offense. He is still considering Oklahoma State along with Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and Oregon.

The Cowboys are really interested in finding a big target wide receiver and Green-Beckham is that and much, much more.


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