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Houston QB D’Eriq King transferring to Miami

King eligible to play immediately for Hurricanes

D'Eriq King throws the ball against the Navy Midshipmen during the first half at Navy-Marines Memorial Stadium on October 20, 2018 in Annapolis, Maryland.
D'Eriq King throws the ball against the Navy Midshipmen during the first half at Navy-Marines Memorial Stadium on October 20, 2018 in Annapolis, Maryland. (2018 Getty Images)

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The Miami Hurricanes are getting an exciting new quarterback.

Former University of Houston star D’Eriq King, one of the most exciting players at his position, is transferring to Miami.

King, who announced his entrance into the transfer portal last week, has one year of eligibility left.

During the 2018 season with Houston, King completed 63.5% of his passes while throwing for 2,982 yards and rushing for another 674.

He also set an American Athletic Conference record by scoring 50 total touchdowns that year.

After a 1-3 start by the Cougars last season, King, and several Houston teammates, chose to redshirt for the year and save their final collegiate season for 2020.

That began speculation that King may leave the Cougars, despite him initially saying he planned to remain at Houston.

King is 5-foot-11, 195 pounds and a seemingly perfect fit in the fast-paced scheme that new offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee is expected to bring to the Hurricanes.


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