Malik Hornsby addresses rumors, speculation after recent Instagram scrub of Arkansas mentions
Malik Hornsby concerned many Arkansas fans on Saturday evening when he scrubbed his Instagram of any mentions of the Razorbacks. The third-year quarterback addressed those concerns Sunday, noting he did not say he would be leaving Sam Pittman’s program.
Hornsby chose Twitter to address the matter, calling the rumors and speculation “false information.”
I never said I was leaving so can y’all please stop with the false information.#wps??
— LEEK?? (@1MalikH1) October 2, 2022
The concern was understandable. In the transfer portal era, many coaches are more or less “recruiting” their own players year-to-year. In the recruiting world, a social media scrub often means a decommitment or flip is on the way.
In January, Hornsby entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal but withdrew a week later. This is Hornsby’s third season with the Razorbacks.
Hornsby entered 2022 as KJ Jefferson’s backup, but Pittman recently called Cade Fortin the team’s No. 2 quarterback on Saturday after the Alabama game.
This season, Hornsby has appeared in 3 games, recording 21 yards on 3 rushes.