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Ex-Mizzou WR Green-Beckham joins Oklahoma

Wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, who was dismissed by Missouri in April, was added to the Oklahoma Sooners' roster, coach Bob Stoops announced Thursday.

The 6-foot-6, 220-pound Green-Beckham made a morning visit with the Sooners. He had 59 receptions for 883 yards and 12 touchdowns as a sophomore last season for Missouri.

“We are pleased to welcome Dorial to the University of Oklahoma, where he is excited to continue his education and resume his playing career,” Stoops said in a statement. “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.”

According to ESPN.com, Green-Beckham is exploring if there is any way he can get a waiver from the NCAA to play this season.

“I appreciate this opportunity from Coach Stoops and the University of Oklahoma,” Green-Beckham said in the statement issued by the university. “There are people here who will help me build a strong foundation. I've disappointed myself and others in the past. I know that I have a lot of work to do and I'm ready to get started.”

Oklahoma was one of the finalists for Green-Beckham out of high school before he eventually picked Missouri.

Missouri dismissed Green-Beckham on April 11 for allegedly forcefully entering an apartment and pushing a woman down several stairs. No charges were filed. He was also arrested on a drug charge in January after a car he was in with two other men was pulled over and the police officer reported smelling marijuana coming from the car. It was the second marijuana-related arrest for Green-Beckham since he arrived at Missouri in 2012.

Green-Beckham is rated as the No. 4 junior wide receiver (class of 2016) by NFLDraftScout.com.

NFLDraftScout.com Senior Analyst Rob Rang views Green-Beckham as a potential high first-round pick if he can put his off-the-field issues behind him.

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