Gordon Transferring To Oklahoma State?
David Gordon
David Gordon

Posted May 17, 2010


Reports that former Tulsa East Central All-State football player and 100-meter state champion sprinter David Gordon will be transferring to Oklahoma State may eventually be true but it's not final yet, according to his father, Chris Gordon. Gordon started three games at cornerback for Arkansas as a true freshman this past season.

NewsOK.com reports had Gordon quoted as saying he had decided to transfer to Oklahoma State after considering several other schools including Tulsa and Oklahoma.

Chris Gordon hinted that it looks good that the former Razorback will end up in Stillwater, but there is another issue to deal with first.

David Gordon was arrested in Fayetteville this spring on a charge of possessing marijuana (possession of a controlled substance). David Gordon was arrested on the charge along with Arkansas teammate Hunter Miller. It is that situation that his father could be referring to in connection to the transfer decision. "We are in the process of making a decision on his transfer," said Gordon, when we contacted him Monday afternoon.

"There is a chance, a good chance, and it is a great opportunity (Oklahoma State) for David, but we have another issue to deal with first. We are going to deal with that and then we will make an announcement on where he is going later," said Chris Gordon.

Asked if the decision was not final, Warden said, "No, it is not final yet."

Gordon considered Oklahoma State coming out of high school at East Central but opted for Arkansas because of the success and prowess of their track program as he planned to be a dual sport athlete.

This past season he started three games, but played in 10 games including duty on special teams. Gordon finished with 11 tackles including one tackle behind the line of scrimmage.

Gordon was listed at 6-0, 180 pounds at Arkansas. He has great size for a cornerback, and his speed is unquestioned as he was a 100-meter and 200-meter standout in high school. His time in winning the state title at 100 meters was 10.4 seconds. He also posted times of 21.22 in the 200 meters and a 47.62 in the 400 meters.

Oklahoma State has several corners in its incoming recruiting class and has a commitment from at least one cornerback in the 2011 class. It is still a position of need at almost all times.

Gordon, if he indeed transfers to Oklahoma State, will have three years of eligibility remaining after redshirting during the 2010-11 school year.

Gordon's father took our phone number and said he would text us and let us know when they had made a decision.


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