Just one week after announcing that he had entered the NCAA transfer portal, University of Houston QB D'Eriq King has reportedly chosen Miami over Maryland.
The Athletic's Hurricanes beat writer Manny Navarro reports that King has informed Canes coaches of his decision and intent to start classes Tuesday, Jan. 21.
At the same time, Mark Berman of Fox26 reported that King has not made a final decision but did indeed like Miami.
D'Eriq King (@DeriqKing_), who is transferring from @UHCougarFB, says he has yet to make a final decision on where he's going: "I haven't committed to anybody yet. I'm still looking at my options. I visited Miami. I liked it, but there are other options I'm still trying see to.." pic.twitter.com/E4kz2xypWR— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) January 19, 2020
King was scheduled to visit Miami Friday night and Maryland on Saturday, but Jeff Ermann of InsideMDSports reports that King may have cancelled his visit to second-year head coach Mike Locksley and company last minute after liking Miami. Berman reports that King is still "planning" on visiting College Park.
The Terps struggled to finish 3-9 with Josh Jackson and Tyrell Pigrome under center, combining for 16 touchdown passes and 12 interceptions. Under first-year head coach Manny Diaz, Miami went 6-7 over 2019.
King redshirted this season after playing the maximum four games allowed under new NCAA rules in order to preserve eligibility and transfer for his senior season. In those four games, King tallied 663 passing yards and six touchdowns.
The sought-after QB is also just one of three in FBS history that have recorded at least 35 passing touchdowns and 13 rushing touchdowns in a single season.
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