Garrett Shrader has confirmed the news: He’s planning to leave Mississippi State.

On Tuesday, the Bulldogs quarterback-turned-wide receiver took to Twitter to formally announce his decision to enter the transfer portal, which had been reported earlier in the day. And in his tweets, Shrader made it known that he wants to return to being a quarterback.

“I would like to thank my teammates, coaches and Mississippi State fan base that has supported me during my time at MSU. I have had the opportunity to develop friendships that will last a lifetime. Starkville is a special place,” Shrader tweeted. “This is not an easy decision, but I am a QB and it’s the skill set that got me here and fortunately I have been blessed to play in the SEC. With this being said I have 3 years of eligibility and have entered the transfer portal.

“I wish nothing but the best for Mississippi State University and especially Mississippi State Football. My recruitment is 100% open. Please respect my decision.”

Shrader was a quarterback during his freshman season in 2019, passing for 1,170 yards, eight touchdowns and five interceptions and rushing for 587 yards and six touchdowns in 10 games. But this season, Shrader was moved to wide receiver as grad transfer K.J. Costello took over at quarterback in the first year in new head coach Mike Leach’s Air Raid offense.

Through four games, Shrader had one 8-yard reception, which came in the Bulldogs’ loss to Arkansas in their home opener on Oct. 3.

Now, Shrader, who is 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds, will be looking for a new program that will allow him to get back under center.