According to Jason Kersey of SECCountry.com, Arkansas Razorbacks’ cornerback Cornelius Floyd will transfer away from the school. Head coach Bret Bielema then made the news official later in the day on Wednesday.
The junior defensive back out of Miami, Florida appeared in nine games for the Razorbacks during his freshman season, but only stepped onto the field once in 2015. For his career, Floyd has racked up seven tackles with one pass defensed.
He was originally ranked as a three-star recruit out of Gulliver Prep High School. According to Kersey, Floyd had fallen out of favor at Arkansas and wasn’t likely to see much playing time. Seniors Jared Collins and D.J. Dean are expected to start at corner with sophomore Ryan Pulley also factoring into the equation.
Upon transferring and sitting out for a season, Floyd will have two years of collegiate eligibility remaining.
Arkansas is coming off a mediocre 8-5 campaign. The team did come on late in the season, though, finishing with a 6-1 stretch that included impressive victories over No. 19 Ole Miss and No. 9 LSU.
While they’re not expected to seriously compete for a SEC title, Arkansas heads into 2016 with some hope. They lost a good deal of offensive talent after last season, with three players – tight end Hunter Henry, tackle Denver Kirkland and running back Alex Collins – all having moved on to the NFL. The Razorbacks are currently unranked in the AP preseason top 25 poll, although the school did receive some votes.