Senior defensive end Josh Shirley has left the Washington football program, sources have told The Seattle Times.

Shirley, a former high school all-American from Fontana, Calif., would like to play his senior season closer to his native southern California, a source said.

Reached by phone, Shirley declined comment.

Shirley posted a message on his Instagram account Tuesday with a photo of himself riding a jet ski. “Seattle it’s been real,” he wrote. “Had to have one final ride.”

UPDATE: UW has confirmed the departure of Shirley and announced that sophomore offensive lineman Taylor Hindy has also left the program.

Hindy, from West Hills, Calif., appeared in two games for UW last season, in blowout victories over Idaho State and Colorado. He redshirted in 2012.

Shirley had 8.5 sacks for the Huskies as a redshirt freshman in 2011, when he started seven games. His starts and sack totals dipped each year after that; he posted 6.5 sacks and started three games in 2012.