MU’s Green-Beckham wants to show talents vs. Georgia

Dorial Green-Beckham goes up for a catch during practice last month in Columbia.

Dorial Green-Beckham goes up for a catch during practice last month in Columbia. Photo by Kris Wilson.

COLUMBIA — As the nation’s No. 1 recruit, Missouri receiver Dorial Green-Beckham is expecting to get some good-natured ribbing from opposing defenses.

He didn’t get much of that in Saturday’s 62-10 win against Southeastern Louisiana. The only talk he heard was from one cornerback, and Green-Beckham described it as being “pretty polite.”

But that was Southeastern Louisiana. He expects Saturday’s game against seventh-ranked Georgia to be a little different.

“I feel like this week they are probably going to be saying a lot of stuff on the field,” Green-Beckham said. “I just can’t let it get to me. I’ve got to stay focused.

“They’re probably just thinking, ‘He’s a freshman,’ and stuff like that. That means I’ve got to go out there 100 percent and show them what I’m capable of doing.”

The attention he gets is natural in more ways than one. At 6-6, 220 pounds, he’s one of the most intimidating figures on the offensive side of the ball. He’s going to stand out. And opposing defenses know how highly recruited he was.

“It felt a lot different playing against bigger guys, faster speed than high school,” Green-Beckham said.

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