Gholston, a 6-foot-7, 278-pound defensive end out of Detroit (Mich.) Southeastern High School finished the season with 59 total tackles and 4.5 sacks. His 13 tackles for loss led the Spartans defense in a year they continued to make strides as one of college football's best.
Gholston tweeted the following.
"I love my #SPARTANDAWGS and the entire #SpartanNation. I talked with Coach D and Duzz about my choice to forgo the upcoming season."
No official announcement was made by Michigan State at this time and more details are sure to be released soon.