Ohio State’s already thin quarterback unit took a major hit Thursday with the decision by redshirt freshman Matthew Baldwin to transfer.

Throughout the spring, Baldwin competed with new arrival Justin Fields at quarterback. Baldwin, who played at perennial power Lake Travis High School in Austin, Texas, had given no indication that he was contemplating transferring and told coaches of his final decision only Thursday.

On Thursday night, Baldwin issued a statement on Twitter explaining his decision. He described competing with Fields as an “incredible experience.”

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But he added, “At the same time, spring was a tough time for me personally. My family and I have prayed and talked a lot about where I belong and what is best for me. In the end, we feel it’d be better for me to step away from Ohio State. I want everyone to know this isn’t done out of anger or frustration, but I’m not just a football player.”

Baldwin is expected to transfer to a school in Texas.

Baldwin’s departure leaves Ohio State with Fields and second-year graduate transfer Chris Chugunov as its only scholarship quarterbacks. Walk-on Danny Vanatsky is the only other quarterback on the roster. Teams typically want to have at least four.