Brandon Jordan has confirmed reports that he is leaving Michigan State for the NFL.

In a heartfelt farewell note to the Spartan community, Jones announced that he will be the new pass rush specialist for the Seattle Seahawks.

“I am writing to let you know that I have decided to accept a new job opportunity with the Seattle Seahawks,” Jordan wrote in a tweeted note. “This was a difficult decision to make, as it means leaving Michigan State and moving across the country. I want to thank Mel Tucker and Michigan State staff for welcoming me and giving the kid from New Orleans an opportunity. However, after careful consideration and prayer, I believe that this is the right move for me at this point in my life.”

Jordan spent just over a year on Mel Tucker’s staff. In his season with the Spartans, Jordan helped develop the pass-rushing skills of Jacoby Windmon, who recorded a career-high 4 sacks in his first game as a Spartan in the season opener against Western Michigan. That was just the start of a big season for Windmon. A 3-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week and 2-time National Defensive Player of the Week, Windmon led the nation with 6 forced fumbles while tallying 10.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks.

Jordan’s departure comes with spring practice quickly approaching. We’ll see how Tucker chooses to fill the vacancy.