Mississippi State lost a commitment this week when Amariyon Howard said he would look to play somewhere else.

Howard said in a tweet that he was grateful for the State coaches for recruiting him, but it’s in his best interest to explore other opportunities. Howard only has 2 other offers from Louisiana-Monroe and Southern Miss.

“I would like to begin by saying how grateful I am for Mississippi State University offering me an opportunity to play football for such a great program but at this time I have decided that it is in my best interest to explore other opportunities,” Howard wrote on Twitter. “Therefore I am officially decommiting from Mississippi State University and reopening the recruitment process. Thank you to the coaches that showed interest and my family for supporting me and above all I thank God almighty.”

Howard is a 6-foot, 200-pound 3-star running back from Starkville, Mississippi. He is the No. 73 running back in the country in the Class of 2021, and the No. 19 player in the state of Mississippi, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. Howard had been committed to State since December, 2019 when Joe Moorhead was the coach.

Howard is the second player to decommit from the Bulldogs this week. Deland (Fla.) 3-star defensive back Myzel Williams announced Monday that he’s no longer committed to Mississippi State.

Without Howard, MSU dropped to 19 commits for the 2021 class, which is ranked No. 24 in the country and No. 8 in the SEC, according to 247Sports.