A one-year letterman from Joplin, Mo., Secrist suffered from migraine headaches in the offseason, leading to his decision to give up the game.
"Brad is a great student, has a 4.0 grade point and has one of these chancellor-type scholarships," Van Horn said. "But he started getting these migraines and he couldn't even get out of bed at times. He just came to me and said he didn't think he could put forth the effort it took anymore, but Brad is a great kid and he was great for this program."
In other player news Monday, Van Horn said junior Logan Forsythe — who recently returned from a stint with Team USA — suffered a slight right foot injury this summer and will miss most or all of the Razorbacks' fall baseball schedule. Forsythe, however, is expected to be ready for the 2008 season.
And one other player returning from an injury — senior Shaun Seibert — also could be back in time for the 2008 season, according to Van Horn. After suffering a torn elbow in 2007 which required Tommy John surgery, Van Horn said he expects Seibert to pitch at some point in the upcoming season.
"Shaun looks as strong as I've ever seen him," Van Horn said. "Probably around November he'll be able to get on the mound. We'll just have to see how he progresses from there and how the season goes to see when he can throw."
Secrist Leaves Team
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