After news broke of Dominic Gicinto entering the NCAA transfer portal and a Mizzou spokesperson telling reporters the wide receiver would be leaving the program, the departing Tiger has taken to social media to address his decision.

Gicinto notably thanks former Mizzou coach Barry Odom (now defensive coordinator at Arkansas) and current position coach Bush Hamdan with no mention of current head coach Eli Drinkwitz.

“I want to start by saying I never wanted to leave the University Of Missouri,” Gicinto writes in a note posted on his Twitter account. “It was my dream school growing up and I’m so glad that I was able to play on the biggest stage it was a dream come true. This has been one of the hardest decision I have ever made but, I am entering the transfer portal and looking for somewhere I can continue my football and academic career. I want to thank Coach Odom and his entire staff for taking the chance on me I also would like to thank Coach Hamdan he always really believe what I could be. And lastly thank you to all the true mizzou fans I appreciate you greatly.”

Gicinto joined Mizzou in 2018, totaling 23 catches for 284 yards and 2 touchdowns in his Tigers career. This season, he recorded 4 receptions for 52 yards.