After a productive freshman season at Arkansas, cornerback David Gordon was released from his scholarship with the intention of transferring as reported by Robbie Neiswanger of ArkansasNews.com .
The news follows on the heels of his recent arrest for the possession of marijuana, and his inability to compete in spring practice due to injury.
His behavior became a subject of message board chatter, which suggested that was not his first time to get in trouble, only his most publicized encounter.
Gordon was a standout at Tulsa's East Central High School in track and football. He was the 2009 Oklahoma state champion in 100 and 200 meters, and was seen as underrated as a three-star recruit coming into his freshman season at Arkansas.
Gordon was not expected to play in at least the early games of 2010 due to his injury, but many Hog fans had high hopes for Gordon in the future. He outperformed his five star counterpart, Darius Winston, in his freshman season.
Last season was a great recruiting class for head coach Bobby Petrino in terms of filling needs in the secondary. Gordon was part of one of the top secondary recruiting classes in the nation that year.
His departure leaves a hole in the secondary, which is one of the units whose success will be the key to Arkansas' success in next season.
This change in personnel, and the fact that four members of the Arkansas secondary will be completing their eligibility after this season might send the coaching staff scrambling to find replacements in 2010.