Following an official visit to Missouri over the weekend, reports surfaced on Monday morning that megarecruit Dorial Green-Beckham is favoring the Tigers over Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma, despite reportedly being thrown out of a bar on Friday evening.
A source told Oklahoma beat writer John Hoover of the Tulsa World that DGB will choose home-state Missouri on Wednesday morning during his NSD announcement. In recent weeks, the positive buzz has surround the Arkansas Razorbacks, even as head coach Bobby Petrino was forced to cancel his in-home visit following contact with DGB while both were in San Antonio in early January.
National recruiting analyst JC Shurburtt added more fuel to the fire soon after the tweet from Hoover by adding that sources close to both the Arkansas and Texas programs also believe that Missouri could now be in the lead for DGB.
During his official visit to Columbia, DGB attended the Missouri basketball game on Saturday and was greeted with cheers of MIZ-DGB organized by students only hours after nearly 100 fans showed up to the athletic complex for his arrival.
If there's one school surging with Green-Beckham, it seems to be Missouri and Bill Connelly assessed why that might be:
Missouri has been on DGB for four years now, and there's no question that David Yost, Andy Hill, Gary Pinkel, and probably every other staff member have gotten to know him rather well through the years. That he brought his entire family to Columbia is a good thing to me (I am, after all, a Missouri fan, so of course I am going to see it that way), and that he actually went through with the official to Columbia says something good as well. If he were truly as sold on Arkansas as soon have been trying to make you believe, there would have been no need to make another official visit simply out of "courtesy."
As for the Longhorns, there doesn't seem to be any momentum, even after Mack Brown's visit at Hillcrest late last week, so all that's left for Texas is to praise the coaching staff -- especially Darrell Wyatt -- for even having something of a chance late in the game with a top national recruit who had no connections to the state or the program.
It doesn't seem like the Longhorns have officially been eliminated, as an announcement from the Beckham family likely would have made that clear were that the case, but with less than two days until the announcement, there's not much cause for optimism for Texas fans.