FAYETTEVILLE — Scott Kennedy said he has been in the recruiting world for a decade, scouting an abundance of high school prospects throughout their careers.

FAYETTEVILLE — Scott Kennedy said he has been in the recruiting world for a decade, scouting an abundance of high school prospects throughout their careers.

So the Scout.com national recruiting analyst put together a pretty impressive list when he reeled off the top receivers he has evaluated during his career: Calvin Johnson, A.J. Green and Julio Jones. But Kennedy said the trio of NFL Draft first-round picks needs to make room for Hillcrest (Mo.) High’s Dorial Green-Beckham.

“It’s never just about one guy in a recruiting class, but Dorial Green-Beckham is a transcendental type of player,” Kennedy said Tuesday morning. “He’s just that good.”

Arkansas will find out if it secure that type of prospect this morning, when the wide receiver announces his college choice during a ceremony that will be carried live by ESPNU at approximately 9 a.m. Arkansas and Missouri are considered Green-Beckham’s top two choices, although Oklahoma and Texas also have been in consideration.

The announcement will end Arkansas’ long pursuit of a player who, at 6-foot-6, 220 pounds, is rated No. 1 in the nation by Rivals.com and Scout.com. It’s no secret he would become the most decorated high school prospect to sign with the Razorbacks under coach Bobby Petrino. But he also would become, arguably, the biggest the program has landed — period — and a key component in Arkansas’ title hopes.

“I think it would be unbelievable for Arkansas if Dorial Green-Beckham went their way,” said Gerry Hamilton, a national recruiting analyst for 247Sports. “If you think about what is coming back on the Arkansas team and the offense specifically, then you add a guy that can score touchdowns is 6-6, 220 and is an area code receiver — just get the ball in the area code in traffic and he’s going to bring it down — I think it would be huge for Arkansas.”

There’s no doubt Arkansas has put in the work in hopes of convincing Green-Beckham to join the program.

Arkansas’ coaching staff has squeezed every permissible moment out of phone calls and in-home sessions with the Hillcrest High wide receiver, building what it must feel is a strong relationship with the phenom.

Green-Beckham has been in Fayetteville for both unofficial and official visits, including the January trip in which his initials “DGB” were chanted by students and fans nearly everywhere he went.

Arkansas can’t comment on specific prospects, but Petrino spoke about the program’s recruiting efforts in general terms after the Cotton Bowl. He said Arkansas’ on-the-field success, which includes 21 wins in two years, has made some of the nation’s top prospects — like DGB — pay attention.

“This year I think it’s helped us a lot getting people on campus,” Petrino said. “I’ve always felt like if we can get them here, if we can get them on campus and they get to see what our university is all about, they get to sit down and meet with our professors and see the quality education they’re going to get, and then see our fans, we’ve got as good a chance as anybody in the country to get them.”

Recent reports have suggested Green-Beckham is leaning toward remaining in state to play at Missouri after using his last official visit on the Tigers last weekend.

The Tulsa World reported Monday, citing sources, Green-Beckham will sign with the Tigers today. It’s a report Green-Beckham’s father refuted a little later. But one that, at the very least, seemed to sway public opinion about where the prized prospect is heading today.

For instance: five out of six Rivals.com recruiting analysts predict Green-Beckham will sign with the Tigers. But nothing is definitive until it comes out of Green-Beckham’s mouth this morning. So Barton Simmons, a national recruiting analyst for 247Sports, said it wouldn’t be shocking to see Green-Beckham choose the Razorbacks.

“When you’re talked about as a top-five, top-10 program in the country, kids are going to take notice,” Simmons said.

“I think that Bobby Petrino and his offense and his production and track record continues to be a strong selling point. I think there’s no doubt that Arkansas is taking a step forward in the past couple of years and the level of guys they’re able to go after.”

Arkansas’ crop of 23 verbal commitments, at the moment, is rated No. 15 in the nation by Scout.com, No. 28 by Rivals.com and No. 24 by 247Sports entering signing day.

The ranking was boosted by the late addition of Louisiana linebacker Otha Peters, who switched his commitment from Tennessee to Arkansas on Monday afternoon. Peters, who is rated as a four-star prospect, is now among a group of Arkansas verbal commitments that includes running back Jonathan Williams, offensive lineman Jeremy Ward, receiver Keon Hatcher and defensive end Deatrich Wise.

Arkansas running backs coach and recruiting coordinator Tim Horton said last week the Razorbacks feel like they’ve had a “tremendous” recruiting year. He believes it will be evident when the faxes finally arrive today.

“Right now we’ve got a good name brand,” Horton said. “Not just in the state of Arkansas, but nationwide. Success obviously helps you. … We feel good about all the ones that will be coming. The ones that ultimately come we’re thrilled with because they want to be at Arkansas.

“The ones that don’t — best of luck to them.”

There’s no doubt Arkansas is hoping Green-Beckham’s signature will be one of the 25 they secure. It’s an addition that could impact the program both on the field and the recruiting trail for the foreseeable future.

“It sends a message to the rest of the recruits that Arkansas can recruit this type of player,” Kennedy said.

“It says, ‘I can be a five-star guy and go to Arkansas.’”