Houston QB D’Eriq King plans to transfer
Houston quarterback D’Eriq King jolted college football Monday as it was revealed he plans to transfer.
Joseph Duarte of the Houston Chronicle originally reported that King was planning to sit out the remainder of the season to take a redshirt, granting him another year of eligibility. King’s father confirmed to Mark Berman of Fox 26 that the quarterback planned to transfer.
Eric King, father of QB D'Eriq King, confirms his son is leaving @UHCougarFB & transfer: "It's the best decision for him at this point. Very, very tough (decision). He's got a lot of teammates riding on him. Sometimes you got to be a little self-centered & do what's best for u"
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) September 23, 2019
This comes completely out of the blue, and there was no indication that anything was amiss with the Cougars. King had already played the first four games of 2019, contributing 12 total touchdowns despite the fact that Houston was 1-3.
King’s transfer promises to be a significant story. The quarterback will have one more season of eligibility, and he’s certainly talented enough to play for a major program. The Oklahoma Sooners will need a new quarterback next season, for instance, and they’ve had a lot of success with transfers. There will also be a lot of speculation about why King is leaving, especially when it’s happening so abruptly.