Rutgers really needs all the help it can get along the defensive line for the upcoming season, but the team is losing one of its big bodies to transfer.

This weekend, freshman defensive lineman Keshon Williams announced via Twitter that he will be transferring from the program. He had been rehabbing from an injury this past year and has decided to move on from Piscataway.

Williams thanked coaches, staff and teammates in his note, but said he plans to spend his four years of eligibility elsewhere.

“After discussing it with my family, I’ll be spending my next 4 years of eligibility elsewhere,” Williams wrote. “I’m so grateful for the experience Rutgers football organization gave to me and I am excited for what the future will hold.”

A native of Glassboro, New Jersey, Williams provided good size for the Rutgers defensive line at 6-foot-2, 300 pounds. His departure is a blow to the depth up front that Chris Ash and staff have been trying to build over the last three years.

Rutgers opens the 2019 season on Friday, Aug. 30 against UMass. The Scarlet Knights are coming off a 1-11 campaign last fall.