Despite ending the season on a positive note last weekend, Minnesota received some disappointing news on the recruiting front this week.

On Thursday evening, 3-star defensive end M.J. Anderson announced his decision to decommit from Minnesota. He made the announcement through a message on his Twitter account.

“After long thought and consideration, I will be decommitting from the University of Minnesota,” Anderson wrote. “I want to thank Minnesota for their love and support. But I have to do what’s best for me and my family. That being said, my recruitment is 100% open.”

Anderson is a top 20 player out of the state of Missouri. He committed to the Gophers back in August.

In addition to Minnesota, Anderson received offers from four other B1G programs, according to 247Sports. Purdue, Rutgers, Michigan State and Nebraska also showed interest in the talented defensive end.

With Anderson’s decommitment, the Gophers now have 21 members in their 2019 recruiting class. Overall, Minnesota’s class ranks 38th in the nation and ninth in the B1G.