With Brian Lewerke holding a strong grip on Michigan State’s starting quarterback position, redshirt freshman Messiah deWeaver has made the decision to transfer from the program.

On Saturday night, deWeaver announced his decision to leave Michigan State, stating his plan to transfer from the program. He did not state a potential landing spot in his message.

“After much thought and prayer about my future, I’ve decided to transfer from Michigan State University,” he wrote. “I want to thank Coach Dantonio, the coaching staff, my teammates, faculty and the great fans in East Lansing for supporting me and giving me lasting memories that I’ll never forget!”

A former four-star quarterback, deWeaver was a member of the Spartans’ 2016 recruiting class and was ranked as the No. 11 pro-style quarterback that year. He was also had an overall ranking of No. 245, according to 247Sports.

deWeaver played in two games for Michigan State this year but never attempted a pass. He was redshirted in 2016.

The departure leaves the Spartans really thin on the depth chart after Lewerke. In addition to deWeaver leaving, fifth-year senior Damion Terry played in his final game in Thursday night’s Holiday Bowl.