With a trio of wide receivers taken in the fourth round of the most recent NFL draft, it’s quite obvious there will be an opportunity or two at the position when Arkansas jumps headfirst into its first post-Petrino summer camp in a couple of months.
One player who likely would’ve been fighting for playing time, however, will not be available. At all.
According to Matt Jones of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, receiver Quinta Funderburk has asked for, and been granted his release from, his UA scholarship. A source told Jones that Funderburk “plans to transfer closer to his Virginia home”, which has apparently become a theme in the SEC the past couple of days.
Other than being closer to home, no reason was given for the transfer and…
Not saying, but just saying: Funderburk attended Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake, Va.; former Oscar Smith High School quarterback Phillip Sims officially transferred from Alabama to Virginia on Wednesday.
Funderburk and Sims were high school teammates for a coupla years. Just saying as well.
As a three-star member of UA’s 2011 recruiting class, Funderburk was rated as the No. 48 receiver in the country and the No. 9 player at any position in the state of Virginia by Rivals.com. He took a redshirt for his first season with the Razorbacks.