"He did get his release from Arkansas and we're real excited to have him closer to home. (We're) happy he is in a good situation and gets to continue his education while continuing to play football," he added.
The 6-0, 180-pound Gordon is a speedster that dominated the Class 5A state track meet as a senior. In football for the Cardinals he had 56 tackles, four interceptions, a fumble recovery, and a blocked field goal. On offense he carried the ball 32 times for 535 yards and nine touchdowns. He also caught eight passes for 235 yards and two touchdowns.
This spring Gordon and a Razorback teammate were arrested on the charge of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana). His father said it was a case of David being in the wrong place at the wrong time, but said earlier this spring he wanted his son to take care of his business before the family had any announcement on where David would continue college. He had already made a decision to transfer before the incident.
Gordon said his son is set now and is already working out with Oklahoma State football in addition to taking classes.
"This will be a good season for him to set out and let his body get right," said Chris Gordon. "After the season he had preventative surgery on his shoulder. He was having trouble with it coming out of place and they went in and did work to prevent that. He can get situated physically and sit back and learn and be ready and get his work done in school."
Gordon will have three years of eligiblity at Oklahoma State as he played as a true freshman for Arkansas making 11 tackles in 10 games last season at cornerback. Gordon will greatly enhance the depth chart at that position for Oklahoma State.