Former Indiana running back Morgan Ellison is headed to Independence Community College to continue his academic and athletic career.

Ellison posted an announcement of his decision late Monday night, along with a graphic. A few hours later, he posted a message regarding the difficulty of leaving Indiana University.

“It’s so hard walking away from Indiana University,” Ellison wrote. “I love the friendships and relationships I have made with everyone, Man this is tuff. God I’m trusting in you. Thank you to all the amazing people I have met in the past year and a half you guys will always be family.”

Ellison was suspended by the football program prior to the start of the 2018 season due to an alleged sexual assault investigation. At the time of his suspension, it was unknown why Ellison wasn’t with the team.

Ellison was accused of aggravated sexual assault against a female student.

Indiana University’s sexual misconduct hearing panel ruled that Ellison should be suspended from the school for 2 1/2 years for his role in the alleged incident. Ellison maintains that the sexual activities with the student were consensual and he denied using force.

According to the Indianapolis Star, Ellison was not charged with a crime.

Ellison was the top running back for the Hoosiers as a freshman in 2017, leading the team with 704 yards and six touchdowns in his only season in Bloomington. He was expected to be the top ball carrier again in 2018 and be an integral part of the IU offense.

The running back did not play a snap for Indiana this past season.