According to 247 Sports, former North Carolina quarterback Caleb Henderson visited Maryland on Saturday during its preseason scrimmage. Henderson left the Tar Heels Friday night.

Below, thanks to, is a statement from Henderson’s family, which took place on Saturday:

“Our son, Caleb, left the University of North Carolina last evening. He is very grateful for the 2 years he spent there as a student athlete. He would like to especially thank his coaches and teammates for making his experience so rich with learning, as well as life time friendships. Caleb made the decision to leave in order to be geographically closer to his family, especially his mother who has some health concerns. We, as his parents, are very proud of him and are grateful for the wonderful experience he had as a Tar Heel. We wish coach Fedora and the entire football team the best of luck always.”

Ross Martin of 247 Sports said North Carolina had given its starting quarterback job to Mitch Trubisky and the backup role was won by Nathan Elliott during preseason camp.

Henderson was a four-star recruit and the No. 10-ranked pro-style quarterback in the class of 2014. He ranked as the No. 210 prospect overall out of Alexandria, Va.