What's next for Houston quarterback D'Eriq King after sitting out final 8 games of 2019?

By Will Leverett

Houston quarterback D’Eriq King has entered his name into the transfer portal, the rising redshirt senior announced on Twitter during the national championship game. 

King proved himself as one of the top quarterbacks in college football after a breakout junior season under head coach Major Applewhite. The Manvel product exploded for 2,982 passing yards, 674 rushing yards and 50 total touchdowns in just 11 games before suffering a meniscus injury. 

However, the Cougars got off to a poor 1-3 start to the Dana Holgorsen era. King opted to redshirt after four games in order to preserve his eligibility. He announced his intentions to stay with Houston in 2020 after a redshirt year, but has apparently decided to explore his options. 

The Manvel product will be immediately eligible at his next destination as a graduate transfer. He will only have one year of eligibility remaining.

If King opts to leave, Houston will turn its program over to Clayton Tune full time. The true junior completed 59.3 percent of his passes for 1,533 yards and 11 touchdowns in seven games for the Cougars. 

This story will be updated.

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