By Otis Kirk
As expected, sophomore cornerback Chevin Calloway has decided to leave the football program at Arkansas.
Calloway made the announcement on Tuesday on his Instagram account.
“The situations I’m dealing with is a lot bigger than football,” Calloway wrote on Instagram. “Through prayer and a lot of thinking, taking a step back from ball is what’s best for me. My choice was either dealing with this unhealthy situation (and) making a sacrifice living up to other people’s expectations or listening to my heart, gut, spirit of discernment and what I know is best for me despite others opinions.”
Calloway started the Eastern Illinois and Colorado State games, but hasn’t played since. He can use this season as a redshirt year. In two games, Calloway had seven tackles, a forced fumble and two recovered fumbles.
He is now the third player to leave the Razorbacks during this season. Senior wide receiver Jonathan Nance and sophomore linebacker Kyrei Fisher also have plans to transfer following this semester.
Calloway was a talented recruit from Dallas (Texas) Bishop Dunne who chose Arkansas over Texas, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and many others coming out of high school.
Arkansas coach Chad Morris has said each week since the Colorado State game that Calloway was still with the team, but was away for personal reasons.