Michigan State's linebacker corps is losing a key member as news broke Friday that Jon Reschke would be leaving the football program.

Reschke, a senior last season, was an up and coming player who was sidelined most of last season with an ankle injury.

Reschke released a statement regarding his transfer citing a verbal confrontation with a former teammate as a main reason he will be leaving.

His statement reads as follows:

"Over a month ago, in an argument and a brief moment of anger, I lost control of my emotions and made an insensitive and totally regrettable comment involving a former teammate. In so doing, I have hurt and offended countless number of people, and for that, I am deeply sorry. If I could take my comment back, I would do so in a second.

I have addressed my teammates and coaches and while many understand my actions were totally uncharacteristic of who I am, the hurt still lingers. Therefore, after discussions with coach Dantonio and other members of the staff, we have mutually decided that I will complete my degree and seek the opportunity of a graduate transfer
for my final year of football.

To the entire Spartan Nation, to all of my teammates past and present, to coach Dantonio and the entire coaching staff, to all the trainers, managers and administrators - I offer my sincere apology and I thank you for the greatest four years of my life. I will always cherish the friendships, the memories and the journey. There is no doubt in my mind that the Spartan Dawgs will rise up and again return to being one of the strongest programs in college football. Forever Go Green, God Bless"

Reschke will be seeking a graduate transfer once he completes his degree, meaning he will not have to sit out a year for the transfer to complete.

Reschke made just over 100 tackles in 24 games with the Spartans, he played in 14 of those during the College Football Playoff season in 2015-16.