One of the top transfers on the market has reportedly settled on a decision.
After taking recent visits to Miami and Maryland, Houston transfer quarterback D’Eriq King is reportedly interested in joining the Hurricanes. He had made the trip to Florida and Friday before reportedly visiting with Mike Locksley in College Park.
Manny Navarro of The Athletic first reported the news of King’s decision. The Houston quarterback will have one year of eligibility remaining, and will be immediately available for the 2020 season.
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King was one of the top passers in the AAC in 2018, throwing for 2,982 yards and 36 touchdowns with just six interceptions in 11 games. He also completed over 63 percent of his passes. King was also a major threat on the ground, rushing for 674 yards and 14 touchdowns.
This season, King played in the first four games before deciding to utilize a redshirt season. The Cougars were 1-3 to start the season with King under center. He threw for 663 yards and six touchdowns in those four contests. He also rushed for 312 yards and six additional scores.
After a tough year in the passing game, adding a talent like King under center would’ve been a huge boost for Locksley and Maryland. But it doesn’t appear as though the Terrapins will be landing the former Houston quarterback.