It is National Signing Day 2012, the day when high-school football players make their college commitments. It's their first step down the hopeful road to the National Football League. The top recruit this year is Dorial-Green Beckham, a wide-receiver who has been coveted since he was 15.
Dorial-Green Beckham, a 6-foot-6, 220 pound wide receiver, is the number one college prospect. Born in St. Louis, Green-Beckham's decision on where to commit will be the highlight of National Signing Day, and will end a whirlwind of recruitment period that started over four years ago. Green-Beckham received his first scholarship offer before he ever played a varsity game from Missouri at the age of 15.
In his first game for Hillcrest High School, Green-Beckham impressed. His took his first catch for a touchdown, and would continue to do that throughout his career. Green-Beckham finished his high-school football career with 119 catches for 2,233 yards and 24 touchdowns. He currently holds the new national record for career receiving yards (6,356) and received the U.S. Army Player of the Year, Gatorade Player of the Year and Parade All-American Player of the Year awards.
Green-Beckham received offers from every Division I college, and has narrowed his list down to Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Texas. Green-Beckham is expected to make his decision before noon.